"Sport" by Shelley Muzylowski Allen

"Sport" by Shelley Muzylowski Allen

Winning Bid: $1,600
Value: $4,000
Item #: 26
Bids: 1
Leader: 128
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“Sport” was created to bring attention to the ongoing poaching of rhinos and in support of WildAid's conservation programs. This glass rhino was hand-sculpted on a blow pipe, colored while hot using glass powders and has also been engraved with diamond tools in order to create more refinement and detail. His diminutive size brings a unique perspective
 
Measurements: 6” h x 4” w x 11’ l

By suspending creatures in moments of tension and recalling the myths and legends with which they are associated, Shelley reminds us that nature is precious and fleeting. From the Red Gazelle to the White Rhino, some of her subjects face extinction or have been forever lost in the tides of time. Using her background in painting and her understanding of anatomy, Muzylowski Allen creates contemplative vignettes with hot glass. Sumptuous coloring and textural surfaces of her forms inspire a powerful influence on human feeling.
 
Shelley and her husband, artist Rik Allen, work out of their glass and mixed media studio in Skagit Valley, WA.
 
Shelley’s work is held nationally and internationally in public institutions and private collections.
Note: This item will be ready for you to take home at the end of the gala. An additional fee will apply for shipping.