Voyage to Void

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Object Name: 
Voyage to Void
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Overall L: 118 cm, W: 22.5 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Blue and gray non-lead glasses, black paint on colorless; cut plate glass, sandblasted, painted and assembled with adhesive. Long, low horizontal boat with tapered ends and raised "cabin" roof; structure comprised of cut sections and strips of plate glass in varying sizes, widths and lengths creating a "skeleton" covered in some areas by an openwork irregular grid; center spine of vessel faced in toward 2/3 length of boat with double layer of vertical pieces painted on both sides with teal-blue paint (dripped in some areas) and one side only decorated in black with motif of a squared spiral (bow section) and leafless trees (mid), in mid section several strips of cut glass have been applied in horizontal rows; exterior sides of body covered in an irregular open grid with top surface left open except for intermittent layered cross pieces; two raised sections sit on top of mid center spiral, lower has two vertical pointed end pieces transversed by two parallel long narrow cross pieces, higher section has two vertical end pieces transversed by a slightly pitched overhanging roof punctuated with drilled holes and applied areas of short parallel pieces, a track of parallel pieces is suspended under roof; keel rests on a long irregular base piece; entire surface of boat covered with brushed black over brushed teal-blue. Engraved "MUSLER 84" on base.
Musler, Jay (American, b. 1949), Source
Aesthetics of Contemporary Glass (1991) illustrated, p. 23; BIB# AI30112
Recent Important Acquisitions, 28 (1986) illustrated, pp. 114-115, #59; BIB# AI17497
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1985 (1986) illustrated, pp. 5, 8-9; BIB# AI96384
New Glass Review, 6 (1985) illustrated, p. 22, #65;
Voyage to Void, 1984 (1984) illustrated BIB# 101909