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Colored glass, copper foil, palladium leaf

Eight stained glass sculptures comprise the solo exhibition "Grown Up Art"'s centerpiece. Each marks a transition point from a Platonic cube to a snail's spiral. The sculptures, handmade with copper foil and a variety of glass--iridescent, opalescent, English Muffle, Waterglass, mouth blown, confetti--sit atop a 24-foot dry erase table covered in drawings by 4th and 5th graders from nearby PS 147 who were given two prompts:

How do we transform a cube into a snail?
What institution do you envision leading when you grow up?

If abutted, the stained glass sculptures depict an image of an art dad (an artist who is also a father), and the infant Jesus.

Special thanks to Molly O'Brien and NurtureArt's Art Explorers Club.
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