Kristina Logan is one of the preeminent contemporary American glass beadmakers working today. The recently acquired Turquoise Cactus Bead displays the level of perfection that Logan has achieved in her work, balancing the symmetry of the exterior dots, added strictly by eyesight with no measurement, with the beauty of the deeply tonal glass in the body of the bead. In her work, Logan uses traditional lampworking techniques in a contemporary manner. The bead will be on display this month in the exhibition Life on a String: 35 Centuries of the Glass Bead opening May 18, 2013.
See more beads that will be featured in the exhibition Life on a String: www.cmog.org/set/life-string-35-centuries-glass-bead
Turquoise Cactus Bead, Kristina Logan (American, b. 1964), United States, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1995. Lampworked. H. 4.6 cm, W. 5 cm, D. 2.3 cm. (2013.4.1)
View the object record: www.cmog.org/artwork/turquoise-cactus-bead