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David Ruth
Abstract Cast Glass Sculpture, 'Rano Kau', 2014 by David Ruth

2014

About the Item

'Rano Kau' is a contemporary abstract cast glass sculpture by David Ruth from his Internal Space series. David wanted to capture pictorial quality of his previous cast internal pieces, but in a solid standing form. In 'Rano Kau' he was specifically trying to create water and ice in the interior space. This fusing of various colored glass creates a layered, suspended, and vibrant three-dimensional space within an oval form. About the Internal Space Series: David’s experiments with sheet glass and fusing led him to try to make the glass thicker to see more interior space. It was during this time a professor pointed out that he was working with a metaphor, for which the internal space of the glass was the equivalent to the internal life of the mind. This became his operating mantra but also forced him to come to terms with the casting of thick sections. “Creating those internal spaces came with some problems. Other than telescope mirrors, I did not know that anyone annealed glass in a kiln for more than a day or two. When pieces cracked after five days of cooling, I could not believe they would need even more time. The tragedy quotient was huge for this type of technical exploration, and that is well before any exploration of internal space as poetry.” Each piece from this series is unique and explores a different facet of the world around us and how it pertains to the internal space within. About David Ruth David Ruth is an Oakland, California based glass sculptor that has been making large-scale cast glass sculptures and architectural features for over 30 years. Often featuring bright colors and contrasting polished surfaces with rough textures, the work has been featured in architecture, museums, and in galleries around the world. He holds degrees in History from University of California at Santa Cruz and glass from California College of the Arts. Over the years he has taught various workshops and classes in glass techniques and is considered an innovator in glass casting.
  • Creator:
    David Ruth (1951, American)
  • Creation Year:
    2014
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 15.5 in (39.37 cm)Width: 9 in (22.86 cm)Depth: 3.5 in (8.89 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    Oakland, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1992210401402
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