Untitled

  • Jon Wolfe, Untitled, 1982, blown glass sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Carol and Don Wiiken, 1999.57.7

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Jon Wolfe's artworks highlight complex surface patterns and textures. In this piece, the layers of blue, gray, black, and semitranslucent patterned glass create an illusion of depth that conflicts with the vessel's smooth, polished exterior. The grid-like design might depict a cityscape, jumbled and distorted by the process of glassblowing, or perhaps minuscule clusters of cells as seen under a microscope, both common themes in Wolfe's work as he often explores organic and man-made structures.

Title
Untitled
Artist
Date
1982
On View
Dimensions
9 1/2 x 7 5/8 x 5 in. (24.2 x 19.3 x 12.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Carol and Don Wiiken

Mediums Description
blown glass sculpture
Classifications
Object Number
1999.57.7
Palette
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