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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia born 1971

Massive microscopic bud 2013 Place made: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: glass, glass: blown; silver leaf

Dimensions: 82.0 h x 42.0 w x 24.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Ranamok Glass Prize Limited 2014
Accession No: NGA 2014.1608.A-B

Social commentary and serious subject matter underpin the humorous tone of Tom Moore’s glass assemblages. This work develops Moore’s theme of nature triumphing over industry and social constructions. The quirky nature of his work belies the skill required to realise Moore’s ideas by utilising traditional glass-making skills such as blowing and hot-forming in innovative ways.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2016
Author: Dr Robert Bell AM - Senior Curator Decorative Arts and Design