Alchemy Symphony Blue #4
20 1/16 x 16 x 12 3/4 in. (51 x 40.7 x 32.4 cm)
Medium and Support:
Cast optical, laminated, copper, selenium with dichroic neodynium glasses
Gift of the artist and Marion Stratton Gould Fund
Location: Not currently on view
Alchemy Symphony is an apt metaphor to describe the processes used by glass artist Michael Taylor to transform a sand-based material into a harmonic, translucent, and intricately structured work of art.
Taylor is one of America’s premier studio glass artists. He has been affiliated with Rochester Institute of Technology’s outstanding School for American Crafts for a number of years, where he was formerly a professor and head of the Glass Department. His work has been exhibited internationally and is found in many public and private collections, including the White House, the High Museum in Atlanta, and the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery.
[Gallery label text, 2005]