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Scrying 1

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Scrying 1

Artist: Lauren Fensterstock (American, born 1975)
Date: 2017
Medium: Blown glass, shells, rubber
Dimensions:
Overall: 58 × 33 × 6 in. (147.3 × 83.8 × 15.2 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of Larry and Rita Sibrack, 2021.7
Accession number: 2021.7
Classification: sculpture
Label TextFensterstock is an artist, educator, and curator based in Maine. Her work deals in connections between nature and craft, past and present, and excess versus minimalism.. In recent years she has created sculptures of objects such as mirrors and cabinets covered in shells and stalagmite formations, mimicking the decorative grottos found in Baroque architecture. The works are then layered in black rubber, obscuring detail, and making the work seem a bit foreboding as well as more modern. Scrying 1, 2017, is from a series containing scrying mirrors, believed in folklore to show the future. The black mirror here is also inspired by 18th-century "Claude Mirrors," used by tourists to make landscapes look like picturesque paintings. Source: DMAC NEWS Sep Oct Nov Dec 2021
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