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White Cane Parabola

Art Glass Sculpture

Created by David Patchen
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This elegant blown glass vessel from the artist's "Parabola Series" is created using the exacting cane technique to achieve perfectly-spaced stripes. To make cane, Patchen first encases a rod of white glass in clear glass, then when it's all molten, stretches it 50 feet to make a long rod the thickness of a pencil with a core of white. After cooling, the rod is cut into many 6" lengths, then fused together and attached to a blowpipe to begin the blowing process.

Crisp details and meticulous craftsmanship are hallmarks of Patchen's work—the result of his technical and creative mastery. This Parabola is patterned with white stripes and has a dramatic yet elegant profile from the delicate tip to the thick and stable base. This sizable sculpture has great presence and is double-encased in clear glass for depth, optics, and stability.

All of Patchen's pieces have flat satin-finished bases. While Museum Wax is recommended for added security, for ultimate stability, this piece may be purchased with a permanently bonded clear glass base. Optional base is .75"H, 5"SQ.

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