Each strand is made up of several complimentary colors, woven together to create an appearance and texture more reminiscent of fabric than glass. The heat formed glass threads that make up this piece are known as "filet de verre" and are a technique pioneered and perfected by the artist. The use of several different color "filet de verre", including brown, pink, beige, and various metallic shades create a luminous shimmer.While the shape and design of this''Toots'' Zynsky Gold Textured bowl are quite modern, the color pallet and amazing eye for detail and traditional glass techniques allow it to integrate seamlessly into any display setting. Due to the innovative technique used, each piece of glass art is unique and original to the artist. You'll notice areas in the bowl of what appear to be separation between the glass thread, and these gaps are part of the unique design process and not due to any default or Ann''Toots'' Zynsky's Gold Textured bowl is guaranteed authentic and comes with a gallery certificate of authenticity. One of the pioneers of the modern glass art movement, Mary Ann Toots Zynsky is an artist best known for her vessels comprised of heat formed filet de verre, or threads of interwoven glass. Toots Zynskys played an important role in the development of the modern glass art movement and her own pioneering technique has cemented her place in 20th century art history. Toots Zynsky attended the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) where she studied under Dale Chihuly and as a contemporary of several other glass artists, including Bruce Chao, Dan Dailey, Therman Statom, and James Carpenter. She followed Dale Chihuly back to his home state of Washington, where she became an integral part in the founding of the Pilchuk Glass school. For many artists, mastering the emerging medium of blown glass art would be challenging and influential enough to define an entire career. For Toots Zynsky, glass was the jumping off point for a burgeoning interest in other materials.
She began experimenting with unconventional materials like fabric, thread, and barbed wire. In 1980, she accepted a position as the director of the New York Experimental Glass Workshop where she began to interweave her glass background with her newfound interest in unconventional materials. She developed an innovative technique to create thin, crystalline glass structures that appeared like thread, and when woven together, appeared like fabric.
These threads would go on to be called filet de verre and her glass vessels comprised of them would become known as spun glass vessels. Today, Toots Zynskys art is displayed in more than 70 museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Venini Museum collection on the island of Murano, Italy.Would you like to see what this piece looks like in your home? Simply send us a photo of the area you are looking to fill. We will take the photo and have our piece placed in the space to help you in your decision making. All items are listed with the utmost accuracy.
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We understand the needs of our clients and seek out the pieces they want to add to their collection. Whether you are new to art collecting and are just building your collection, or if you have been collecting fine art and antique for years, Modern Artifact has you covered.All of our art is photoed by a professional photographer and not enhanced using photoshop. Some instances we will photoshop a piece into a home scene, however while doing that photoshop is not used to brighten or alter the individual piece. All photos are taken in natural light. If you would like to see a piece upload into an area of your home please send us a photo and we will gladly do that free of charge. We would be glad to answer any questions you may have. Would you like us to frame any of our art to match your current framing or home? We have our own in house framing. We can show you examples and even photoshop the frame onto the piece to give you an idea of what it will look like. Feel free to message us on any framing ideas. Have a piece you think we would be interested in? Art aficionados in the middle of the frozen tundra: Minnesota. Reach out to us regarding financing options. The item "Marry Ann Toots Zynsky Gold Textured Spun Glass Bowl, Contemporary Art" is in sale since Saturday, February 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures".
The seller is "modern_artifact" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.