Chuck Boux, Alhambra Vase, 1998, blown and sand-carved glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Hank Houser, 2000.24
“You cannot grasp the emotion of the Alhambra Vase or understand the soul of the glass blowers from 500 years ago until it is lit from a candle within, you have a glass of red wine, and you hear the music of Pepé Rodrigo’s ‘Concierto de Aranjuez.’” Chuck Boux, 2004
To apply the elaborate prunus tree motif to Alhambra Vase, Chuck Boux sandblasted the outer layer of frosted glass to reveal the vivid blue underneath. He wants the flowing design of flowers and vines to communicate a sense of music to the viewer.
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15 x 9 1/2 in. (38.2 x 24.2 cm) diam.
footprint: 5 1/4 in. (13.4 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Hank Houser
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- blown and sand-carved glass
- Object – flower
- Landscape – plant
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