Object photography

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On View Seamans Gallery, level 2

Object description

  • Josh Simpson (American, birth 1949)
  • Mega Megaplanet, 1999
  • Glass
  • Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, United States
  • dia.: 11 in (dia.: 27.9 cm)
  • Museum purchase, 1999
  • 137968

TECHNIQUE

Millefiori

DESCRIPTION

This is a contemporary art glass globe that has been handblown on a rod. It is composed of slices of colored glass rods and metal leaf embedded in clear glass using variations on the traditional millefiori or "thousand flowers" technique.

Exhibition History

  • American Decorative Arts exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum; June 03, 2003 through Present
  • Odyssey: A Journey into World Art, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; October 16, 1999 through January 11, 2001

COPYRIGHT HOLDER

Josh Simpson