Thursday, January 28, 2010

Toots Zynsky


Mary Ann "Toots" Zynsky is another artist who took the Shelburne Museum challenge (see previous post). Like Richard Saja's, her work caught my eye because of its link to textiles. Although she is a glass artist, she has developed a method of layering glass threads to create bowls that mimic fabric as in the example above. One could truly believe it is shaped gauze or tulle. Her inspiration, Degas "Two Dancers," also set the color palette. She commented that "one of the things I realized on return visits to the museum was how many different colors Degas used in the white tutus." (The Magazine Antiques, September 2009)

For more information on Zynsky and her technique, and examples of her work, see GlassFacts.info, and Elliott Brown Gallery.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very Interesting!
Thank You!