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Jay Musler
"Underworld II"
5 x 22 x 22 in.

“Underworld II”
Look closely! This amazing sculptural bowl is comprised of hundreds of pieces! The framework is plate glass sandblasted, painted and layered together and the surface layer is comprised of hundreds of lamp-work and painted components. The center has a lamp-worked flower. Many, many weeks went into creating this beautiful piece.

Jay Musler is an American glass artist who was born in Sacramento, California in 1949. From 1968 to 1971, he attended the California College of the Arts (Oakland, California), and received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council. Musler also received two awards at the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Arts exhibition, “World Glass Now” in Sapporo. Japan. He was recognized early in his career for his creative and individualistic approach to constructing glass sculpture and vessel forms. From his early cityscapes with strategically placed spikes of glass to his more sophisticated masks and vessels, Musler’s works has consisted of meticulously constructed layers of lamp-worked, sandblasted, and painted glass components. By use of his unique method of construction and choice of imagery Musler has created sculptures with a signature style that have been admired by collectors throughout the world. He is included in numerous public and private collections such as: the Corning Museum of Art, Corning, NY; the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido, Japan; the Renwick Gallery of American Art, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; and the Metropolitan Museum of At, New York, NY.