Rosette

  • Karla Trinkley, Rosette, 1994, cast glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance, 1998.35

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Karla Trinkley took colors and shapes she found on cinder-block fences in the tropics and applied them to Rosette. The thick walls on this enormous vessel appear carved from stone, but Trinkley’s delicate color and pattern give it a lightness and fragility despite its obvious weight.

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“Tiny little spaces that open up into secret rooms . . . ” Karla Trinkley, 1987

Title
Rosette
Artist
Date
1994
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
24 3/4 x 22 7/8 x 19 1/4 in. (62.8 x 58.0 x 49.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the James Renwick Alliance

Mediums
Mediums Description
cast glass
Classifications
Object Number
1998.35
Palette
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