The Exotic Mammal Pelt Spheres were made using the Swedish Graal process. A photograph of the flat animal pelt is manipulated and transferred to the glass so the image can be sandblasted onto the surface. The marbles are sized in proportion to the size of each animal and the opposing poles of the design correspond to the neck and tail of the pelt.
“They seem to have touched a nerve, people are drawn to these patterns.” Mark Matthews, Victoria and Albert Museum press release, 1996
Equus burchellii (Burchell’s Zebra)
- 3 1⁄2 in. (9.0 cm) diam.
© 1999, Mark Matthews
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the artist and family in honor of Francis M. Greenwell
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- hot glass and Graal technique
- Animal – zebra
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