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Autumn Sphere II

Art Glass Sculpture

Created by David Patchen
From Patchen's series of large "Spheres," this work was created through the difficult technique called murrini, which involves making highly-patterned glass ''tiles', carefully composing hundreds of them into a mosaic, then fusing them together to construct a glass bubble all before and blowing the final shape.

This style of Sphere is composed in a murrine pattern of tiny threads in scarlet, gold, hyacinth, and daffodil. Patchen's Spheres are blown entirely freehand without the use of any molds. Few artists have mastered the murrini technique to the degree that David Patchen has, as evidenced by his precise work and his standing in the glass world.

This piece is double-encased in clear glass for depth, optics, and stability.

Please note that this piece should not be displayed in direct sunlight (light that would cast a distinct shadow), as the different types of glass can heat unevenly, and crack.

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