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Vessel 40, 2017




Vessel 40 is a glass blown sculpture that also functions as a container for one of the artist’s smells. The vessels derived from Carvalho’s collection of glass shards and broken wine glasses as a way to join personal and collective shards of memory, resilience, and shelter. Smell is the first sense we experience- when we take our first breath, we smell. Glass blowing is also the act of breathing, of giving life to organic shapes that then become shelters and nests for smells. Other vessels from this series have been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro, Harvestworks in New York, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in São Paulo.

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sculpture | blown glass | glass


7.00 x 8.50 x 12.50 in | 17.78 x 21.59 x 31.75 cm

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