Zieglerville, PA

Anna Boothe

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About Anna Boothe

With technical inspiration taken from a 19th C French glass-casting technique known as pate de verre, a process rooted in antiquity, my glass assemblages are created in a kiln by fusing sugary particles of lead crystal. The individual elements are first, hand-carved in wax or cast directly from botanicals; and once transformed into glass, are combined to create multicolored jewel-like objects that include vessels, flacons, goblets and a variety of one-of-a-kind sculptural constructions I refer to as talismans. 

Imbued in each object is a reference to historical artifact, a sense of preciousness and the intangibility, yet familiarity that is associated with collaged memory. Many of the elements incorporated into the works are influenced by the iconography of Buddhist and ancient Mediterranean cultures. From this vocabulary of symbols, often featured are plant and human forms, including the hand motif as it represents a ubiquitous cross-cultural human tool of expression.