Hot Chaos IV

Media - 1997.94 - SAAM-1997.94_1 - 53507
Copied Toots Zynsky, Hot Chaos IV, 1996, glass threads, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery, 1997.94, © 1996, Toots Zynsky

Artwork Details

Title
Hot Chaos IV
Artist
Date
1996
Dimensions
7 3413 349 14 in. (19.734.923.5 cm.)
Copyright
© 1996, Toots Zynsky
Credit Line
Gift of the James Renwick Alliance on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery
Mediums
Mediums Description
glass threads
Classifications
Object Number
1997.94

Artwork Description

Toots Zynsky slumps layers of fused glass threads into hollow forms that seem almost pliable, as if made from fabric. She participated in a music-recording project in Ghana, and the powerful music, vibrant colors, and diverse people she encountered there have greatly influenced her work. This is especially evident in the Chaos series, with its celebration of brilliant primary colors and energetic texture.

Luce Object Quote
"The constant interaction of color and light transmitted through and around the many undulating interior and exterior surfaces gives each piece its ever changing life." Toots Zynsky, Neues Glas, 2002

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