Toots Zynsky, ‘BALD EAGLE ,2020 (North America)’, 2020, Sculpture, Filet-de-verre, Heller Gallery
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Toots Zynsky

BALD EAGLE ,2020 (North America), 2020

Filet-de-verre
15 7/8 × 34 × 11 in
40.3 × 86.4 × 27.9 cm
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New York
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Toots Zynsky
American, b. 1951
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Toots Zynsky is known for her distinctive “filet de verre” technique that fuses threads of glass to achieve unmatched explorations of color. While completing her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design, Zynsky helped found the Pilchuck Glass School, which ultimately made studio glass a mainstream phenomenon. Although her work is constantly evolving, Zynsky consistently experiments with color and form; in her early vessels, Zynsky fused glass with barbed wire and later, nets of glass with blown forms. Through the invention of her “filet de verre” technique Zynsky began melding layers of glass threads inside a kiln to achieve unique manipulations of color—a process that involved teams of people pulling thread but was simplified by her co-invention of a thread-pulling machine, which uses electronic software to create glass thread in a manner comparable to glass optical fiber.

Toots Zynsky, ‘BALD EAGLE ,2020 (North America)’, 2020, Sculpture, Filet-de-verre, Heller Gallery
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About the work
Toots Zynsky
American, b. 1951
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Toots Zynsky is known for her distinctive “filet de verre” technique that fuses threads of glass to achieve unmatched explorations of color. While completing her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design, Zynsky helped found the Pilchuck Glass School, which ultimately made studio glass a mainstream phenomenon. Although her work is constantly evolving, Zynsky consistently experiments with color and form; in her early vessels, Zynsky fused glass with barbed wire and later, nets of glass with blown forms. Through the invention of her “filet de verre” technique Zynsky began melding layers of glass threads inside a kiln to achieve unique manipulations of color—a process that involved teams of people pulling thread but was simplified by her co-invention of a thread-pulling machine, which uses electronic software to create glass thread in a manner comparable to glass optical fiber.

Toots Zynsky

BALD EAGLE ,2020 (North America), 2020

Filet-de-verre
15 7/8 × 34 × 11 in
40.3 × 86.4 × 27.9 cm
.
Sold
Location
New York
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