Breathing Glass

at the

Museum of Contemporary Arts and Design

(Formerly American Craft Museum)


May 31 - September 3, 2000



Breathing Glass is Skoglund's first pictorial sideshow to incorporate glass. Thousands of individually lampworked and mechanically choreographed glass dragonflies flutter amidst miniature marshmallows, against a background of ethereal blue. The illusion is achieved on an entirely different plane in Skoglund's photograph. Together, the installation and the image suggest that truth may be as elusive as creativity itself. In Skoglund's own words, "Truthfulness is problematic in everything, and the camera is no more guilty of being untruthful than anything else."

David Revere McFadden, Chief Curator American Craft Museum











Animated Dragonfly Panel

Installing Breathing Glass Breathing Glass Photograph Tour Schedule

©2000 Sandy Skoglund