Recycled Glass Vest

  • April Zilber, Recycled Glass Vest, 2002, beads, glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 2002, April Zilber, Gift of Shelby M. and Frederick M. Gans in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery (1995-2003), 2003.32

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Recycled Glass Vest is a departure from April Zilber's usual art. Here she cut rings from more than two hundred narrow-necked clear glass bottles, fused a few of their sides in the kiln, and laced the components together with 174 feet of wired ribbon to form a vest. Zilber's body of work often draws inspiration from nature, a concept evident in Recycled Glass Vest, as the repeating glass rings intentionally reflect the pattern of tree cells.

Title
Recycled Glass Vest
Artists
Date
2002
On View
Dimensions
15 1/4 × 12 5/8 × 11 in. (38.7 × 32.1 × 27.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Shelby M. and Frederick M. Gans in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery (1995-2003)

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Dress – accessory – vest
Object Number
2003.32
Palette
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