A Cheer and a Bow by Anna Boothe

ArtsThrive: Art Exhibition & Benefit is a 7-week invitational exhibition hosted by the Albuquerque Museum Foundation and held at the Albuquerque Museum. Click here for more information about ArtsThrive.

 

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$2,200.00

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ArtsThrive—GLASS

A Cheer and a Bow

Kiln-cast lead crystal

5.5″ x 4″

More about Anna Boothe

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With technical inspiration taken from a 19th C. French glass-casting technique known as pate de verre, my glass assemblages are created in a kiln by fusing sugary particles of lead crystal. The individual elements are first hand-carved in wax or cast directly from botanicals; and once transformed into glass, are combined to create a variety of multicolored jewel-like objects.

Imbued in each object is a reference to historical artifact, a sense of preciousness and the intangibility, yet familiarity that is associated with collaged memory. Many of the parts incorporated into the works are influenced by Buddhist iconography. From this vocabulary of symbols, often featured are plant and human forms, including the hand motif as it represents a ubiquitous cross-cultural human tool of expression, through its symbolic gestures of friendship, generosity, holding, letting go, etc.

 

A Cheer and a Bow by Anna Boothe