Recycled Glass Vest

  • April Zilber, Recycled Glass Vest, 2002, cut, fused, and assembled found glass, wired metallic ribbon, glass beads, and buttons, 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), 2003.32, © 2002, April Zilber

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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. This piece was made for a wearable-glass art fashion show at the 2002 California Glass Exchange conference at San Jose State University and is the first of several works Zilber made involving wearable and bottle glass.

Title
Recycled Glass Vest
Artist
Date
2002
Location
Not 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
Mediums Description
cut, fused, and assembled found glass, wired metallic ribbon, glass beads, and buttons
Classifications
Keywords
  • Dress – accessory – vest
Object Number
2003.32
Palette
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