John Penman Photosensitive Glass 'Skeleton Leaves' Vase
John Penman Photosensitive Glass vessel. Mouth blown at his Auckland studio. Signed. Dimensions 485mm height x 180mm diameter at top (19 x 7 inches).
Skeleton leaves from the New Zealand 'Mahoe' plant are used to create the photo negative imagery within the vessel.
Use of photosensitive glass within the studio glass movement is extremely rare. John Penman is acknowledged as one of few glass artists globally to have employed it in his practice. His work is referenced in the Wikipedia page dedicated to this fascinating material.
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