Evening Purse Model, 2015
In this evening bag featuring a chrysanthemum motif, Galmer mixes new and traditional techniques and materials for a fresh take on a well-established form and decorative theme. After creating concept drawings and a series of models and molds, he hand-chased a silver master form to create the resin mold from which the final product emerges. He then applies gilding and details like the clasp and flexible mesh side panels. He centered the fine chain strap on each side of this bag so it would not hang unevenly.
This object was
Michael Izrael Galmer.
It is credited
Gift of Michael Izrael Galmer.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 11.4 × 14.6 × 2.5 cm (4 1/2 in. × 5 3/4 in. × 1 in.)
Cite this object as
Evening Purse Model, 2015; Made by Michael Izrael Galmer (American, b. Soviet Union, 1947); hand-molded clay; H x W x D: 11.4 × 14.6 × 2.5 cm (4 1/2 in. × 5 3/4 in. × 1 in.); Gift of Michael Izrael Galmer; 2015-38-5
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making | Breaking: New Arrivals.