This glass bowl caught our eye at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs today. Upon researching it for this blog we realize that we are far from the only ones who find the work of American glassmaker, Mary Ann Toots Zynsky extremely intriguing. In fact we read that she is represented in over 70 museums around the world! This piece was made while she lived between Paris and Amsterdam in 1990. It is one of her first elongated pieces made of tiny threads of glass melted together. Note the rough edges that reveal the individual strands - gorgeous and so unexpected! She is widely recognized for her experimentation in bold color choices.
The Corning Glass Museum has a very interesting write up and video on her career:
It is headed by this quote by the artist: ‘When I hear music, it translates into color’. Toots Zynsky