Blue Flesh

  • Danny Perkins, Blue Flesh, 1991, blown glass and oil paint, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Joan and Milton Baxt in honor of Michael W. Monroe, Renwick Gallery Curator-in-Charge, 1986-1995, 1995.36.1

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Blue Flesh stands precariously upon its narrow base, its soft colors and gentle curves suggesting fabric or petals. Danny Perkins carefully breaks and cracks the blown form, then sandblasts and paints each fragment before gluing the structure back together. The muted rainbow of colors and cracks of light enhance the monumental form.

Luce Object Quote

“The relationship between color and form in my work is like that between man and nature: a balance has to exist for my work, or my life, to go on. It may not be important that my work live on, but I do know it’s important for me to make it.” Danny Perkins, American Craft, 1992

Title
Blue Flesh
Artist
Date
1991
On View
Dimensions
47 3/4 x 11 x 11 1/2 in. (121.3 x 28.0 x 29.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Joan and Milton Baxt in honor of Michael W. Monroe, Renwick Gallery Curator-in-Charge, 1986-1995

Mediums
Mediums Description
blown glass and oil paint
Classifications
Object Number
1995.36.1
Palette
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