Tony CraggCumulus 1998

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Artwork details

Artist
Tony Cragg (born 1949)
Title
Cumulus
Date 1998
MediumGlass
Dimensionsunconfirmed: 2650 x 1200 x 1200 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented anonymously 2001
Reference
T07792
Not on display

Summary

Cumulus is a cuboid assemblage of glass vessels which have been sandblasted to a milky translucent finish. The many tiers of glasses, vases, bottles and bowls have been arranged upon several layers of plate glass like an extravagant wedding cake. The commercially produced vessels are of varying forms and sizes, from diminutive goblets to large cylindrical vases. Their sandblasted surfaces suggest the slow process of erosion, accelerated here by the use of modern technology. Although it appears that the layers of vessels support the glass shelves above, on which further vessels are placed, the shelves are in fact supported by square glass bricks that form the central core of the sculpture… (read more)

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