Uranium & Midnight Parabola
Art Glass Sculpture(ID: A96910)
This spectacular blown glass vessel from the artist's Parabola series is created using the challenging murrini technique. Patchen uses both hot and cold glassworking processes to create hundreds of patterned glass tiles, composes them into a mosaic, then fuses them together and begins the blowing process.
This one-of-a-kind Parabola is patterned with windows of transparent uranium inside lime inside of a matrix of thousands of midnight blue and jade threads. Random windows provide views into and through the piece. This sizable sculpture has great presence and is double-encased in clear glass for depth, optics, and stability.