Flowering Glass - Judy Chicago - Jessica Silverman Gallery
Hand-painted stained glass and lightbox
41 3/4 x 41 3/4 x 2 1/8 inches / 106 x 106 x 5.4 cm
Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs (AP 1/2)
In the early 1970s, Chicago created icons of women’s empowerment in the form of colorful, pulsing abstractions. Radiating out from a whole or nucleus like a star, flower, or erogenous vortex, these images of the feminine lifeforce are among the artist’s most celebrated works.
Chicago meticulously revisits these renowned abstractions by personally hand-painting them on glass. Flowering Glass is based on Chicago’s famous Through the Flower 2 (1973), which adorned the original version of her autobiography. Queen Victoria is based on one of her “Great Lady” paintings by the same name from 1973.