Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata (Reticulated Giraffe)

  • Mark Matthews, Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata (Reticulated Giraffe), 1998, hot glass and Graal technique, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist and family in honor of Francis M. Greenwell, 1999.21.1, © 1999, Mark Matthews

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

Title
Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata (Reticulated Giraffe)
Artist
Date
1998
Location
Dimensions
4 58 in. (11.9 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 – giraffe
Object Number
1999.21.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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