Tiburon, from the Shell Series

  • Ann Morhauser, Tiburon, from the Shell Series, 1996, glass and 24k gold, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Annieglass, 1996.87.1, © 1991, Ann Morhauser

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The curved lines and translucent colors of the Shell Series suggest the fluidity of water and the delicacy of eroded shells that Ann Morhauser collects from the beach near her home in Santa Cruz. The pieces are slumped in a mold at 1350°F, a temperature high enough to fuse precious metals and colors to the surface.
Title
Tiburon, from the Shell Series
Artist
Date
1996
Location
Dimensions
2 x 20 7/8 x 9 1/2 in. (5.2 x 53.0 x 24.2 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Annieglass

Mediums
Mediums Description
glass and 24k gold
Classifications
Object Number
1996.87.1
Palette
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