Tiburon, from the Shell Series

Media - 1996.87.1 - SAAM-1996.87.1_1 - 58187
Copied 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

Artwork Details

Title
Tiburon, from the Shell Series
Date
1996
Dimensions
220 789 12 in. (5.253.024.2 cm.)
Copyright
© 1991, Ann Morhauser
Credit Line
Gift of Annieglass
Mediums
Mediums Description
glass and 24k gold
Classifications
Object Number
1996.87.1

Artwork Description

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.