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Luce Foundation Center for American Art

Craft: Glass: #1 Bomb
#1 Bomb


#1 Bomb
1987
Henner Schröder
glass
9 1/2 x 16 in. (24.1 x 40.6 cm) diam.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Carol and Don Wiiken
1999.57.9
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"These disparate images, combined into a new composition, create a novel vignette that tells its own story." Henner Schroder, 1999

Henner Schroder uses molds made from a mixture of crushed volcanic rock and dry clay to produce his heavily layered pieces. The casting involves a team of up to twelve people who do a dry run to ensure that everyone’s actions are clearly choreographed before tackling the molten glass. In #1 Bomb the thick black paint, minelike protrusions, and red-lined window evoke a sense of war and destruction.


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