• Joel Philip Myers, Untitled, ca. 1967-1968, glass and silver nitrate, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Elmerina and Paul Parkman, 2002.73.16

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Joel Philip Myers's early glass artworks are prized for their elegant yet simple designs, bold colors, and surface detail. In this untitled work, Myers first created a simple blown vessel from clear glass. He then layered pieces of hot colored glass onto the surface using a technique called hot working, which enabled him to mix colors and create unexpected designs. Silver Nitrate, a material that according to Myers "is a strong flux and runs quite at will on the surface of the piece," was applied with a paintbrush during the hot-working process.

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"Drawing, painting, playing with color and imagery on glass, I work with simple forms and concentrate on the surface enrichment . . . I feel a communication with the material and reciprocation from my self." The artist, quoted in 1988 exhibition brochure, Kurland/Summers Gallery, Los Angeles
ca. 1967-1968
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10 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (25.4 x 14.6 x 14.6 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Elmerina and Paul Parkman

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glass and silver nitrate
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