Tim Jerman began his career as a glassblower. In 1981, following a spinal cord injury, he shifted his studio practice to flameworking. With a handheld torch, he shaped colorful canes of glass into fantastical marine life, like this hermit crab, peeking out from its portable home.
This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, 2022
Tim Jerman’s intricate sculptures of aquatic life reflect his passion for marine biology. As the hermit crab emerges, its vivid blue stripes and spots pop out against the muted, natural colors of the shell.
- 5 3⁄4 x 5 3⁄8 x 6 3⁄4 in. (14.7 x 13.8 x 17.1 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund
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- flameworked glass
- Animal – fish – crab
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