Bi-Axial Tubated Green Riser

  • Tom Patti, Bi-Axial Tubated Green Riser, 1985, stacked, fused, blown, and polished glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Anne and Ronald Abramson, Edward Lenkin, Arlene R. and Robert P. Kogod and the James Renwick Alliance, 1987.44

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Tom Patti originally experimented with glass by blowing laminated glass cubes into spheres, capturing a bubble inside while retaining the squared edges outside. This progressed into constructing glass "wings" that supported the blown bubble. His meticulous forms are compact yet monumental, suggesting giant columns reproduced in miniature.

Luce Object Quote
"The opening for me is the hidden complexity of something solid that has an interior, a thin wall within a thick wall. The opening appears and disappears as your eye moves over the piece; it's not asking you to look in, it's a three dimensional volume inside a series of two dimensional forms." Tom Patti, American Craft, 1983
Title
Bi-Axial Tubated Green Riser
Artist
Date
1985
On View
Dimensions
6 3/8 x 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. (16.2 x 15.9 x 11.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Anne and Ronald Abramson, Edward Lenkin, Arlene R. and Robert P. Kogod and the James Renwick Alliance

Mediums
Mediums Description
stacked, fused, blown, and polished glass
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1987.44
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