While You Are Sleeping

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While You Are Sleeping
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Overall H: 22 cm, W: 45 cm, D: 18.5 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
Bothwell is known for her charming yet strange human figures and anthropomorphic animals in kiln-cast glass, which sometimes incorporate textiles or other materials in addition to low-fired raku. Her figures are animated, energetic, and sometimes flipped upside down. All of them are mysterious and alluring. Bothwell’s work has recently taken a more symbolic turn with her interest in birth, death, and physical transformation.
Heller Gallery, Source
C. Bothwwell 2007
Incised Base (under head)
Primary Description: 
Colorless and white glass; cast; pit-fired raku ceramic. Sculpture is of a reclining woman who has a "spirit" figure rising from her body. The bodies are made up of white and colorless glass, while the head of the reclining figure is brown and gray ceramic.
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2008 (2009) illustrated, p. 44; BIB# AI94759
Artists and Objects (New Glass Review 29) (2008) illustrated, p. 8 (#9); BIB# AI75442
Christina Bothwell: Invisible Realities (2007) pp. 26-27; BIB# 102816
When You Are Sleeping (2007) illustrated BIB# 120262