| || ||Translucency|
|Artist|| ||ROBINSON, Ann|
|Birth|| ||1944, Auckland, New Zealand|
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|Title|| ||Puka Vase|
|Place|| ||New Zealand|
|Medium|| ||cast glass, nikau green fading to orange lip|
|Dims|| ||63.0x 16.0 cm diam.|
|Collection|| ||Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery|
|Creditline|| ||Funded by the Thomas Foundation|
This New Zealand artist casts her glass vessel forms by the 'lost wax' technique, a process commonly associated with the casting of bronze sculpture. Anne Robinson's variation on the 'lost wax' method involves filling a mould with fragmented glass which is is heated in a kiln.
Powerfully sculptural in character, Robinson's works represent stylised plant forms. Her main source of inspiration is the flora and fauna of her local region.
The distinctive waxen surface of Robinson's vessels recalls the smaller pâte-de-verre (glass paste) vessels and objects made in France in the early 20th century. The Puka vase is notable in the artist's recent output for the subtle fading of one colour into the next.