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A World of Sand, 2010-ongoing

It was designed by Nadine Sterk and Lonny van Ryswyck and studio of Atelier NL. It is dated 2010-ongoing. Its medium is colored glass installation, collector's box, selection of sand samples, zandglas vessels, video.

Connections across geography and geology are at the heart of the ongoing project A World of Sand. Inviting people to share samples of sand from all over the world, Atelier NL creates a compendium of linked objects—from glass vessels made by firing the sand to careful recordings of sand and glass samples—uniting objects, people, places, and materials via an interactive website.

It is credited Courtesy of Atelier NL.

  • Wellspring Carafe, ca. 1847
  • glass, enamel.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisitions Fund in memory....
  • 1993-78-1

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