Fossil Series: Tight Loop Comin

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Each detailed image depicted on Tight Loop Comin is lampworked in clear glass, using a small torch to manipulate the glass into intricate skeletons based on authentic North American archaeological fossils. Brent Kee Young pushes the pieces into the colored glass of his vessels, building up heavy layers of clear glass over the top so that the skeletons seem to disappear, leaving only their imprint.
Luce Object Quote
“What is important is not seemingly there . . . ” Brent Kee Young
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department
Renwick Gallery
On View
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 55B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
1998
Object number
1999.104
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Sally and Ned Hansen (The Glass Gallery), Colleen and John Kotelly and Joan Lunney and Will Idler
Artist
Brent Kee Young, born Los Angeles, CA 1946
Medium
blown glass with lampworked inclusions
Dimensions
10 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (26.7 x 11.4 cm)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Type
Decorative Arts-Glass
Crafts