Squirrel Horn Construction

Squirrel Horn Construction

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Object Name: 
Squirrel Horn Construction
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 45.8 cm, W: 18.5 cm; Foot Diam: 14.5 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family
Web Description: 
Because Marquis is a collector and his collections are vast, they are important in terms of understanding his work. His collecting “categories” include Model A Ford Trucks, Studebakers, metal advertising signs, old pump insect sprayers, rubber squeeze toys, saltshakers, graniteware, anything with a Mexican siesta or English setter motif, Aloha shirts (Marquis sold this collection to the musician Rod Stewart), push-button knives, paint-by-numbers paintings, burnt match furniture, outboard motors, old slide viewers, Christmas bubble lights, kids’ chemistry sets from the 1940s and 1950s, Fiesta tableware, old cans, bamboo fly rods, fat pencils, and expired, unexposed film. Vintage bowling balls, repurposed as building blocks, are stacked in a large pyramid next to the studio that, with his house and an assortment of outbuildings and containers, defines Marquis’s island compound. The “Fabricated Weird” series from the early 1980s signaled a new direction for Marquis. These pieces, which Marquis calls “visual notes,” were quickly assembled from the things that surrounded him in his studio, such as broken pieces of glass, found objects, and pieces of murrine cane.
Fabricated Weird
Kurland/Summers Gallery, Former Collection
Heineman, Ben W. Sr. Family, Source
© 1981 Marquis # FWSS4
Engraved along underside of outer edge of foot
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "Squirrel Horn Construction (Fabricated Weird Series)". Blown filigrana and blown colorless glass; found pressed glass squirrel, shard of blue aventurine glass; bonded.
Corning Museum of Glass 2013-02-16 through 2014-02-02
This exhibition is part of the Corning Museum’s ongoing Masters of Studio Glass series developed to provide a platform for in-depth surveys of artists represented in the Museum’s permanent collection.
Corning Museum of Glass
Contemporary Glass Gallery and Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009) illustrated, p. 213, pl. 117; BIB# 109983
Richard Marquis: Objects (1997) illustrated, p. 72, #58; BIB# 59475