Timo Sarpaneva, a 'Liber Mundi' sculpture, signed Timo Sarpaneva, Studio Pino Signoretto Murano 2000.
Brown toned and clear glass. Height 41.5 cm. Total width c. 40 cm.
In the 'Liber Mundi' collection, Sarpaneva used three concepts in the smoke patterns of the works. He called them square smoke, U-smoke and O-smoke. These names describe the shape of the smoke patterns in the finished work. The smoke was created by heating tin chloride with hot glass. The glass post was swirled in the resulting smoke, which adhered to the surface of the molten glass. The process was repeated as many times as desired. The production of Liber Mundi was time-consuming and laborious. The studio made only one large work per day. The work now for sale is one of the largest in the collection.
Minor marks underneath. The general impression is good.
Timo Sarpaneva's collection.
Compare with the sculptures in "Timo Sarpaneva Millennium meum" 1999, pp. 19-23.