Tall Bee Vase Model, 2000–2001
Galmer combines traditional skills and a depp understanding of materials and modern production. Trained in engineering in the USSR, he took up silversmithing in the US. After carefully observing nature and materials, he creates concept drawings, and chooses one to provide and expand with details. He then makes molds and models to further develop his ideas. When this cast-silver vase came out of the final mold, Galmer gilded and finished it with applied bees set with amber, garnet, and shell, providing color and dynamism.
This object was
Michael Izrael Galmer.
It is credited
Gift of Michael Izrael Galmer.
Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 26.7 × 18.4 cm (10 1/2 × 7 1/4 in.)
Cite this object as
Tall Bee Vase Model, 2000–2001; Made by Michael Izrael Galmer (American, b. Soviet Union, 1947); cast plastic; H x diam.: 26.7 × 18.4 cm (10 1/2 × 7 1/4 in.); Gift of Michael Izrael Galmer; 2015-38-4
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making | Breaking: New Arrivals.