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Horse Accident

2015
33 x 45 in. (83.8 x 114.3 cm)

Judith Schaechter
American

Object Type: Glass
Medium and Support: Stained-glass panel
Credit Line: Collection of Robert and Vera Loeffler
Accession Number: EX2020.DG1.24
Location: Currently on view
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When Schaechter is satisfied with a figure, she will scan it into Photoshop in order to brainstorm potential scenarios and settings, numbering sometimes into the hundreds. In this instance, the figure from Horse Accident was in limbo for four or five years before Schaechter found her proper resolution.

Here the figure is surrounded by a verdant pasture filled with the flowers, greenery, and insects that populate Schaechter’s imagination. Using two layers of glass and paint, the red glass layer has black paint and yellow silver stain, and the blue glass has black and pink paint. Both sides of each layer of glass are engraved, painted, and engraved again. This garden area is one of the most heavily manipulated in all of Schaechter’s pieces—another example of the artist trying new things and refusing to take a formulaic approach to her work.

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