Megaplanet

  • Josh Simpson, Megaplanet, 2005, glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Stewart Gordon Rosenblum in memory of his parents, Elmer M. and Harriet G. Rosenblum, 2018.13

Exhibition Label

Josh Simpson, whose wife Catherine "Cady" Coleman is a NASA astronaut, creates spectacular glass orbs inspired by the night sky and other astronomical phenomena. He is known for incorporating silver into his glasswork. The metal gives his Planets the desired iridescence, tessellating patterns, and "flaming undulation of colors."

Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery, 2019

Title
Megaplanet
Artist
Date
2005
Location
Dimensions
11 5/8 × 11 5/8 × 11 5/8 in. (29.5 × 29.5 × 29.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Stewart Gordon Rosenblum in memory of his parents, Elmer M. and Harriet G. Rosenblum

Mediums Description
glass
Classifications
Keywords
  • Allegory – place – extraterrestrial
Object Number
2018.13
Palette
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