Tutti Frutti Goblet (green top; peach base)

Copied Robert Dane, Tutti Frutti Goblet (green top; peach base), 2005, glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Colleen and John Kotelly, 2007.5.3

Artwork Details

Title
Tutti Frutti Goblet (green top; peach base)
Artist
Date
2005
Dimensions
113 58 in. (27.99.2 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Colleen and John Kotelly
Mediums Description
glass
Classifications
Object Number
2007.5.3

Artwork Description

Robert Dane relates his study of Afro-Cuban percussion and his love for jazz improvisation to the "dance" he does with assistants in his glass-making studio. "We all have to respond to each other's movements, timing, and actions to create the finished piece." Tutti Frutti, which is Italian for "all fruits," is an appropriate title for this series of goblets, which incorporate a rainbow of vibrant colors, from strawberry reds to blueberry and grape. These functional goblets are slightly heavier than their thin-walled and highly delicate Venetian counterparts.