The Crystal Chain Gang, Artist

This is one of the decorative arts in our collection. It was made in New Zealand in 2013.
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About the Work
“I love glass as an art medium. It’s fascinating to me how it can be cast or blown into tangible objects, whether that be a bowl or a decorative object. I discovered ‘blown away’ on Netflix recently and binged watched both seasons. I know this piece is cast glass and not blown glass but whatever the technique, I fell in love with glass! This is fun and playful. I like the two-tone colour of purple on the bottom and opaque clear glass on the top. I’d have something like this as a decorative piece of art in my home for no other reason then I like it and would feel happy and joyful any time I saw it.” – Hannah Houshangi, 'My Choice' February 2022

This cast glass piece was part of the title work Fancy Fools Flight which was commissioned for the Crystal Chain Gang’s debut solo public gallery exhibition at the Sarjeant Gallery, 1993. In its entirety the work consisted of 15 character bottles which made up the whole suite, with each of the bottles individual pieces. This work is an appropriate companion to the Shiphand bottle also in the Sarjeant collection.
height 610 x diam 210 mm
cast glass
Opaque clear glass with purple base in a decanter shape with a bust of a woman and a bird sitting atop her high wig.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 2013.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
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