The Memory of Touch

  • Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, The Memory of Touch, 1994, blown, cast, formed, engraved, and painted glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery, 1997.55A-B

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The Memory of Touch was created during a fellowship at Dale Chihuly's Pilchuck Glass School with the help of gaffers Bill Morris and Dante Marioni. The piece explores the five senses: an eye, nose, mouth and ear are engraved onto the scratched surface of the glass, and a cast fragment of a hand lies isolated inside the jar. The transparent glass invites the viewer to look inside the piece, connecting the images around it to the object within.

Title
The Memory of Touch
Artist
Date
1994
On View
Dimensions
17 x 10 x 10 in. (43.2 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the James Renwick Alliance on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery

Mediums Description
blown, cast, formed, engraved, and painted glass
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure – fragment – face
  • Allegory – other – memory
  • Recreation – sport and play – fencing
  • Figure – full length
  • Figure – fragment – hand
Object Number
1997.55A-B
Palette
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