Crimson colored translucent glass pomegranate seeds are clustered and nestled in bronze pods. These sensual and luxurious forms by Catherine Vamvakas Lay represent abundance, fortune and fertility. An opaque inner form is encased in a transparent
Want more images or videos?
Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 7

Catherine Vamvakas Lay
Pomegranate Seeds Nestled on Bronze I

2012

About

Crimson colored translucent glass pomegranate seeds are clustered and nestled in bronze pods. These sensual and luxurious forms by Catherine Vamvakas Lay represent abundance, fortune and fertility. An opaque inner form is encased in a transparent outer layer of glass and most of the seeds are fused together, while a few are free standing. "The Pomegranate series is an exploration of the cross culturally recognizable symbol of the pomegranate. My interest is based in my Greek cultural heritage. Pomegranates of various materials are found in most households as amulets of good fortune, abundance, and fertility. The symbol is linked to the Classical Greek myth of Persephone and the fruit that she brought from the underworld. As a result, pomegranates and pomegranate seeds can symbolically be linked with the unconscious and the spiritual. Pomegranate, as one of the Ancient Greek pagan symbols is still in use in Modern Greece and can be seen as a reminder of the common thread that connects and interweaves the past with the present." Vamvakas Lay earned a degree in the Fine Arts specializing in sculpture from York University, and a diploma in glass from Sheridan Institute of Technology. Vamvakas has received several honors and awards including receipt of a full time residence at Harbourfront Centre Glass Studio for three years in Toronto. Her work is part of many collections in Canada, the US, Amsterdam and Korea, and she has participated in group exhibitions in the US, Korea, Japan, Canada and Belgium.

Details

  • Dimensions
    H 5 in. x W 11 in. x D 10.25 in.H 12.7 cm x W 27.94 cm x D 26.04 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Bloomfield, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU2912771661
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 7 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

4.9 / 5
Vetted
Platinum
Recognized
1stdibs seller since 2013
Typical response time: <1 hour
Located in Bloomfield, CA
More From This Seller
Four Pomegranate Seeds Plus One
Four Pomegranate Seeds Plus One
Catherine Vamvakas Lay
2010s Contemporary Still-life Sculptures
Blown Glass
A grouping of luscious pomegranate red glass and one single seed. Skilfully executed in blown glass - the inner element opaque, the outer translucent. Works from this series were rec...
A Piece of a Pomegranate No 2
A Piece of a Pomegranate No 2
Catherine Vamvakas Lay
2010s Contemporary Still-life Sculptures
Bronze, Blown Glass
Clustered and sensuous oblong forms in translucent red glass have a smooth polished surface like the fruit that surrounds pomegranate seeds. The pomegranate represents abundance, for...
Pomegranate With Casing
Pomegranate With Casing
Catherine Vamvakas Lay
2010s Modern Still-life Sculptures
Bronze, Blown Glass
Luscious pomegranate red glass nesting in a bronze casing. Vamvakas Lay uses bronze and glass to create the illusion of scattered pomegranate seeds. Vamvakas Lay often incorporates ...
Persephone's Six Seeds
Persephone's Six Seeds
Catherine Vamvakas Lay
2010s Contemporary Still-life Sculptures
Blown Glass, Glass
Clustered and sensuous oblong forms in translucent red glass have a smooth polished surface like the fruit that surrounds pomegranate seeds. A single seed sits next to the cluster. T...
You May Also Like
Draco
Draco
Daniel Oropeza
2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Sculptures
Bronze, Copper, Glass
Fused Bronze, Copper and Glass, with Oxidized and Patina elements. Oropeza is the first artist that has produced pieces in this manner. Base rotates on turntable.
Bumblefish
Bumblefish
Daniel Oropeza
2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Sculptures
Bronze, Copper, Glass
Fused Bronze, Copper and Glass, with Oxidized and Patina elements. Oropeza is the first artist that has produced pieces in this manner. The base is on hidden casters.
Balance by Kuno Vollet - Contemporary Patinated Bronze sculpture in or outdoors
Balance by Kuno Vollet - Contemporary Patinated...
Kuno Vollet
21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Sculptures
Bronze
Artist: Kuno Vollet Title: Balance Contemporary rusted steel sculpture for inside or garden outdoor spaces. Stunning large artwork. Possible to put on a pedestal or directly on to...
Naration II, Original Scultpture series, Bronze sculpture, Abstract sculpture
Naration II, Original Scultpture series, Bronze...
Philip Hearsey
2010s Abstract Abstract Sculptures
Bronze
Bronze Rotating on a burr oak base Stamped with monogram signature and uniquely numbered 449D Series of Variations The Edge in natural bronze is finely rubbed and lacquered which pre...
Amalthea IV
Amalthea IV
John Van Alstine
21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Sculptures
Stone, Metal
Bronze/Granite Stone and metal, usually granite or slate and found object steel are central in my sculpture. The interaction of these materials is a major focus. On the most basic...
Pearla #3
Price Upon Request
Pearla #3
Won Lee
21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Sculptures
Metal
Series: Pearla Korean born sculptor, Won Lee uses an older house with a salon style workspace, a back porch, and a sizable storage basement (the house where he and his wife reside i...
Pearla #7
Price Upon Request
Pearla #7
Won Lee
21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Sculptures
Metal
Series: Pearla Korean born sculptor, Won Lee uses an older house with a salon style workspace, a back porch, and a sizable storage basement (the house where he and his wife reside i...
Tree in the vase Italy Iron and Aluminium White Lacquered Abstract Sculpture
Tree in the vase Italy Iron and Aluminium White...
Ugo La Pietra
Late 20th Century Abstract Impressionist Abstract Sculptures
Iron
Ugo la Pietra is a very eclectic Italian artist and architect; this is an abstract sculpture cast in iron and aluminum that reproduces the imagine of a tree and that becomes a clothe...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries