Purple Althea Cylinder
In her cylinder series, artist Carrie Grula combines retro seventies designs that embody the fashion for geometric patterns, with prints that echo the graphic quality of the Art Deco era, and soft curves reminiscent of the Art Nouveau movement.
To create each sculpture, the artist blows simple forms in the hot shop and applies a vinyl skin to the glass. After cutting the pattern into the vinyl by hand, she sandblasts the glass to reveal the layer below the surface. Her process embraces the handmade aspect of the 1970s craft movement, yet the result is decidedly timeless, fresh, and contemporary.
2016, signed by the artist
Approximate dimensions: 11.26” x 7”