Pear

Copied Flora C. Mace, Joey Kirkpatrick, Pear, 1994, glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance, 1995.16.4

Artwork Details

Title
Pear
Date
1994
Dimensions
25 141615 58 in. (64.240.739.7 cm.)
Credit Line
Gift of the James Renwick Alliance
Mediums
Mediums Description
glass
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object — fruit — pear
Object Number
1995.16.4

Artwork Description

Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora Mace hope their fruit sculptures inspire people to appreciate everyday objects. To build up the realistic color in Green Apple and Pear, they sifted crushed colored glass onto the blown form while it was still hot, creating layers of tone and texture. In the Zanfirico fruit, thin canes of glass were fused onto the surface of blown glass to create delicate spirals of pattern that stand out against the clear form.

Luce Object Quote

"[Fruit] shows the bountifulness of life." Joey Kirkpatrick, American Craft, 1989