Cascade

  • Daniel Clayman, Cascade, 1996, cast glass and bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery, 1997.52

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Daniel Clayman’s Cascade is from a series of works that imagine waterways and conduits as vehicles for a journey. The bronze controls and holds the “water,” while the opaque white glass becomes the channel. These pieces, based on seeds and pods found in nature, show a fragile glass form encased within the bronze shell. Clayman relates this dual sense of vulnerability and strength to his own role as protector of his twin children.

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“The implied movement prompts the viewer’s eye to fill and empty space with the metaphorical volume.” Daniel Clayman, Habatat Galleries, 1999

Title
Cascade
Artist
Date
1996
On View
Dimensions
37 x 15 in. (94 x 38.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the James Renwick Alliance on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery

Mediums Description
cast glass and bronze
Classifications
Object Number
1997.52
Palette
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