Two Boles

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Object Name: 
Two Boles
Accession Number: 
(a): 29.6 cm, Diam (max): 7.6 cm; H (b): 29.4 cm, Diam (max): 7.5 cm
Not on Display
Web Description: 
Cigler uses glass to create space. Throughout his career, he has investigated and artistically defined the mechanics of transparency and reflection. His sculptures are not meant to be displayed in neutral contexts, but to absorb, reflect, and interpret the world around them. They are designed to come alive in interaction with their environments. Cigler is recognized as a pioneer in using cut optical glass to create sculpture, and he is an influential teacher. He has also made a significant contribution to architecture with his ambitious lighting designs and glass architectural elements. In recent years, his work has ranged from small conceptual objects to room-size installations and outdoor projects.
Litvak Gallery, Source
V Cigler
Engraved On bottom of (a) near base Engraved in script.
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead optical glass, cast, cut, ground, and polished, reflective coating; assembled, laminated. Two cylindrical elements, cut at and angle at the top, with a colored reflective coating applied to the cut and applied disc surface. The coating reflects two colors: a golden amber and green. "Bole" is a word commonly used in botany, meaning tree trunk.