Vessel #2117

  • June Schwarcz, Vessel #2117, 1998, electroformed, sandblasted, oxidized, and enameled copper foil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance, 1999.2.1

Vessel #2117 was first constructed from heavy paper to create a pattern for the copper foil. June Schwarcz used strands of copper wire to sew the pieces of foil together, then suspended the vessel in an electroplating bath to build up its pleated walls. Layers of translucent enamel allow the metal to shine through and create a tactile, muted surface.

The powdered, transparent, vitreous enamel can bring light below the surface. The thin foil makes it possible to achieve soft effects in a hard substance.” June Schwarcz, Metalsmith, 2001
Title
Vessel #2117
Artist
Date
1998
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
10 586 185 12 in. (27.115.614.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the James Renwick Alliance

Mediums
Mediums Description
electroformed, sandblasted, oxidized, and enameled copper foil
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – other – vase
Object Number
1999.2.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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