The Birth of Eve

  • Judith Schaechter, The Birth of Eve, 2013, flash glass, vitreous paint, silver stain, and copper foil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance, 2015.12, © 2013, Judith Schaechter

Exhibition Label

Judith Schaechter discovered stained glass in the early 1980s and immediately recognized its potential to complement her graphic illustrations. Her works build a tension between disturbing, psychologically charged narratives and the visceral beauty and light of the medium. In The Birth of Eve, Schaechter's technical virtuosity is on full display in a lush sea of flowers, constructed of up to five layers of cut, sandblasted, and enameled glass, stacked to produce variations of pattern and color gradation.

Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery, 2019

Title
The Birth of Eve
Artist
Date
2013
Location
Dimensions
57 × 31 × 2 in. (144.8 × 78.7 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the James Renwick Alliance

Mediums Description
flash glass, vitreous paint, silver stain, and copper foil
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion – Old Testament – Eve
Object Number
2015.12
Palette
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