Mushrooms

  • Doug Anderson, Mushrooms, 1987, glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dale and Doug Anderson, 1996.85.3

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Doug Anderson saw a glassblowing class at college and has worked with glass ever since. Mushrooms shows the artist’s interests in nature and the world of the imagination. The surface of the glass is dulled, but glows with subtle color, glistening like the interior of a cave and encouraging the viewer to look more closely. Mushrooms should not be in a display case but outside on the floor of a forest or by a stream, where it can be discovered in its true environment.

Title
Mushrooms
Artist
Date
1987
Location
Dimensions
4 1/2 x 12 1/4 x 7 5/8 in. (11.5 x 31.2 x 19.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Dale and Doug Anderson

Mediums
Mediums Description
glass
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – foliage
  • Landscape – plant – mushroom
Object Number
1996.85.3
Palette
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