William Morris blown glass on show at Hawk Galleries in Columbus

Yoshiko Yap
Rope bowl created by William Morris.

Works in the recent show at Hawk Galleries look like artifacts from ancient instances and civilizations – tusks, bones, skulls, instruments, vessels, and bowls with hieroglyphics. But they’re all blown glass created in existing times.

“William Morris: New Archival Treasures” offers 21 will work by the renowned glass artist who retired at the age of 49 in 2007 to devote far more time with his good appreciate: character. The “new” in the exhibit title refers to is effective just launched for exhibit from the artist’s collection.

All the operates are glass, but are of this kind of various sort, design and subject they look to have been established by a team of artists, not just one particular.

Petroglyphic vessel by William Morris

“Burial Urn” (1991) is a gold, textured vase with a cranium hidden within. “Anasazi Pot with Crow” (1991) is a squat amber and brown bowl topped by a black crow, all blown glass.

The enormous “Rope Bowl” (1987) is a horizontal, orange and yellow, wave-like vessel. There are two “Wall Panels” (2008, from the archives), each with an assemblage of blown glass animal heads, tusks, birds, beaks and tools.

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