Green Apple

  • Flora C. Mace, Joey Kirkpatrick, Green Apple, 1994, glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance, 1995.16.1

Luce Center Label

Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora Mace hope their fruit sculptures inspire people to appreciate everyday objects. To build up the realistic color in Green Apple and Pear, they sifted crushed colored glass onto the blown form while it was still hot, creating layers of tone and texture. In the Zanfirico fruit, thin canes of glass were fused onto the surface of blown glass to create delicate spirals of pattern that stand out against the clear form.

Luce Object Quote

"[Fruit] shows the bountifulness of life." Joey Kirkpatrick, American Craft, 1989

Title
Green Apple
Artists
Date
1994
On View
Dimensions
16 1/4 x 15 x 14 3/4 in. (41.3 x 38.2 x 37.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the James Renwick Alliance

Mediums
Mediums Description
glass
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – fruit – apple
Object Number
1995.16.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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