Equus burchellii (Burchell's Zebra)

  • Mark Matthews, Equus burchellii (Burchell's Zebra), 1998, hot glass and Graal technique, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist and family in honor of Francis M. Greenwell, 1999.21.3, © 1999, Mark Matthews

Luce Center Label
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.
Luce Object Quote
"They seem to have touched a nerve, people are drawn to these patterns." Mark Matthews, Victoria and Albert Museum press release, 1996
Title
Equus burchellii (Burchell's Zebra)
Artist
Date
1998
Location
Dimensions
3 1/2 in. (9.0 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist and family in honor of Francis M. Greenwell

Mediums
Mediums Description
hot glass and Graal technique
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – zebra
Object Number
1999.21.3
Palette
Linked Open Data
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