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    Glass Mountain

    by Kim Harty

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The process of glass making is performative and mysterious.

—Kim Harty

Kim Harty

American

Glass Mountain

Dripped glass, 2015

Dripping glass strings, taken hot from the furnace and flung into a mold, form the basis of Kim Harty’s sinuous, delicate sculpture. Created on site before a live, public audience May 22 to 24, Glass Mountain, in the artist’s words, embodies “the dichotomies of hard and soft, strong and delicate, organic and rigid.” Harty’s “action painting” method of building her sculptures by flinging rapidly-cooling threads of molten glass combines performance and skilled craft.