Double Face

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Double Face
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Overall H: 117.5 cm, W: 107.5 cm, D: 11.1 cm
On Display
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A well-known designer and studio artist, Wolff has spent most of her adult life living and working in Transjö, Sweden. For many years, she designed for the Kosta Boda glassworks, during which time she also pursued an independent career as a studio artist. The subject of Wolff’s blown and engraved bowls and cast sculptures is the life of women, and her work rarely strays from that exploration. The relationships between women as friends, and as mothers and daughters, and the role of women in society deeply concern her. She writes: “It is natural to take oneself as one’s starting point. The situation of women partly determines who I am and leads me to pose particular questions.” Several years ago, Wolff took up part-time residence in Berlin. There she began a new series of women’s portraits, to which Double Face belongs. These portraits are made by painting on individual glass sheets and then layering the sheets, as in a collage.
Habatat Galleries Inc., Source
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Colored antique sheet glass, colorless float glass; cut, enameled. Steel frame; assembled. Large square shape sculpture with faces painted on different pieces of plate glass and then assembled and framed in steel.
Contemporary Glass Sculptures and Panels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2008) illustrated, p. 30, 178-179 (fig. 54, plate 65); BIB# 107478
New Glass Review, 26 (2005) illustrated, p. 125; BIB# AI65740
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2004 (2005) illustrated, p. 17; BIB# AI90240