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White Cane Parabola

Art Glass Sculpture

Created by David Patchen
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 5" x 5".

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