Hermit Crab

  • Tim Jerman, Hermit Crab, 2000, flameworked glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund, 2000.26.1

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.

Title
Hermit Crab
Artist
Date
2000
Location
Dimensions
5 345 386 34 in. (14.713.817.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund

Mediums
Mediums Description
flameworked glass
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – fish – crab
Object Number
2000.26.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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