I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles

  • Helene Safire, I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles, 2002, glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Joyce and Robert Menschel Fund, 2003.24

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Helene Safire was “immediately captivated” when she first witnessed flameworking, a technique in which the artist heats glass with a torch then pulls, twists, and blows the softened material into different shapes. Here, Safire applied intricate designs in colored glass to the surfaces of large, clear beads. The tiny flowers and leaves evoke vines that have grown over and around each glass bubble.

Title
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
Artists
Date
2002
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
24 5/8 x 1 1/8 in. diam. (62.4 x 2.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Joyce and Robert Menschel Fund

Mediums
Classifications
Object Number
2003.24
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