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Artist
Mark Peiser (Primary)
Title

Crane Road Spring (PWV 236)

Date
1980
Century
20th century
Medium & Support
Blown glass with torch-worked imagery
Technique
Blown, cased, polished, and torch-worked
Dimensions
Overall: 12 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.
Style
Studio Glass
Object Type
Glass
Class System
Decorative Arts & Design
Class 1
Sculptural
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. George Ovanezian
Accession Number
2004.18.03.50
Copyright
In Copyright
© Mark Peiser
Description

Large tall ovoidal clear vase with nature landscape of forest trees a fence and an opening with a dirt road.

Paperweight Vases [PWV] series (1975-1981) is described by the artist as the development of torch working techniques to create more detailed imagery and perspectives. This body of work portrays natural subjects and landscapes, and urban and interior views.

Label History

Peiser’s career neatly divides into several series. The Paperweight Vase series (1975–1981) illustrated views in nature, interior scenes, and abstract imagery. Depicted here is a scene of a rural road that he used to drive by near Saratoga Springs, NY. Peiser lived in the region for only a few months one autumn and winter, but here he has imagined its glowing presence in the spring. A master of glass chemistry and innovations in the studio process, each of his series continues, as Peiser would say, his “dance with glass.”

Exhibition Title: Asheville Art Museum: An Introduction to the Collection
Label Date: 2021
Type: Catalogue Entry
Written by: Whitney Richardson

Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:

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