Home again; eat again; watch some t.v. [slide].

Home again; eat again; watch some t.v. [slide].

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Bernstein, Rick, 1952-
[Watertown, Mass.], 1983.
glass, broom, plexiglass; 140 cm. x 79 cm. x 46 cm.
Abramson, Ronald D.
Buechner, Thomas S.
Format of Material: 
Slides & Transparencies
Bib ID: 
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Call Number: 
Bernstein, Rick; NGR 5, no. 9
Call Number: 
No call number available
Object in the collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, 91.4.54 acquired by the Museum in 1991.
Description in New Glass Review: Hand-blown, flashed glass and Vitrolite; polished, sandblasted, etched, diamond-point engraved, glued, drilled, bolted; plexiglass base; life-sized broom.
Description in CMoG glass object database: Colorless, polychrome non-lead glasses, polychrome opaque Vitrolite; blown, cut and polished Vitrolite and flashed glass, sandblasted, etched, diamond-point engraved, laminated, drilled, assembled with adhesive and bolts. Assemblage of glass and plastic components depicting miniature domestic interior tableau resting on horizontal multi-sided black glass ground elevated by tall vertical "V" bent smoked Plexiglas support; support rests on irregular red and white checkerboard patterned base in trapezium shape giving appearance of receding space surrounded by wooden frame painted taupe; full-size flat shape of broom cut from curly maple and overlaid with inset tan glass on handle with striated brown glass on brush section detailed with three wrapped twine bands, top of broom handle attached to forward edge of tableau, brush section rests outside of checkered base; tableau: (left to right facing front) blown conical cylinder with narrow base, wide pink upper band, marvered "pick-up" decoration depicts kitchen with ringing telephone and kitchen counter, vessel has applied laminate sections depicting kitchen appliances and table topped with a plant, mixing bowl, and checkered cloth; non-glass spiraling telephone cord connects vessel with almost full-size flat cut-out telephone receiver of brown on blue; right of vessel is miniature living room scene with free-standing flat shapes decorated on both sides, "exploded" walls enclose flat laminate shapes of overstuffed chair with ottoman, floor lamp, television, wall shelf with radio, circular mirror, patterned wall covering, cut-out door opening, back side has applied cut-out end table with potted plant, scene rests on glass carpet placed over "flooring" of parallel sections of amber glass; entire sculpture meant to be viewed from all sides.
Technique: Hand-blown, sandblasting, etching and engraving.
Type: Sculpture.
Image orientation: portrait.
Published in: New Glass Review 5, p. 7, no. 9.
Master slide condition: Scattered residue and fingerprints.
Slide 1 condition: Horizontal scratch and dust.
Slide 2 condition: Vertical scratches and residue.
Copies in drawer: 2
New Glass Review 5; entry no. 711.3.83
New Glass Review winner ; NGR 5 no. 9
Object/Material Note: 
Image of CMoG object: 91.4.54