Huntress

  • Dan Dailey, Huntress, 1993, fabricated and patinated bronze and gold plated bronze and cut, polished, and blown glass and plate glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance, 1994.77

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Every piece that Dan Dailey creates begins with a drawing, and he likes to keep some of the two-dimensional elements of the sketch in the final glass sculpture. In Huntress, the hard geometric lines of the female figure came from a drawing, and while she is three-dimensional, the artist made no attempt to make her look realistic. Dailey captured her midthrust as she drives her spear into a spotted glass bubble. He called manipulations like this "planned collisions," when he deforms the glass in its molten stage. Dailey often includes a functional aspect to his sculptures because of his background in design. Huntress also serves as a lamp, and when plugged in, the figure's orange "hair" and the purple orb on the base light up.
Title
Huntress
Artist
Date
1993
Location
Dimensions
32 3/8 x 24 x 13 in. (82.3 x 61.0 x 33.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the James Renwick Alliance

Mediums
Mediums Description
fabricated and patinated bronze and gold plated bronze and cut, polished, and blown glass and plate glass
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – hunter
  • Figure – full length
Object Number
1994.77
Palette
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