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Artist
Title

Acro Bags

Date
1999
Century
20th century
Medium & Support
Blown and acid-etched glass
Technique
Blown
Dimensions
Support: 12 1/8 x 14 1/4 x 8 3/4 in.
Style
Studio Crafts
Object Type
Glass
Class System
Decorative Arts & Design
Class 1
Sculptural
Credit Line
Gift of Billie Ruth Sudduth
Accession Number
2005.22.01.50
Copyright
In Copyright
© John Littleton & Kate Vogel
ON VIEW
Description

Three translucent bags stacked on top of each other with a purple one on the bottom, blue in the middle, and green on top.

This sculpture is typical of the first works Littleton and Vogel created together in which they were experimenting with bag forms. The shape of the bags reflects the fluidity of glass when it is still hot. According to Littleton and Vogel, in the Acro Bags series the bags show human relationships with the bigger bags represent parent-like figures, and the smaller bags represent children. In the case of this particular work, there is one parent-like figure and two children.
[Source: Museum Staff using Between Us: A Retrospective of Works by John Littleton and Kate Vogel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsfJ4zjtoEU&t=487s]

Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:

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