43 – Glass Art
When I first saw Beth Lipman’s “Bancketje,” long tables covered with clear blown and lampworked glass objects in the Renwick Art Gallery, my thoughts were about a fantastic photo opportunity. I returned and tried. Renwick’s description notes that, “by rendering the scene in transparent glass and skillfully blending the various components, Lipman demands that the piece be seen as a whole, not an assemblage of individual objects.” The comment is quite correct. A close view didn’t do it justice and neither did a view with a very wide angle lens. It was fun to try, however.