at right, William Morris, United States, Suspended Artifact, 1995, blown and enameled glass. unbelievable. you'd swear the objects were not glass but tusk, ivory and wood.
at left, Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova, Czech Republic, Cross Composition, 1986, cast glass.
below, from the quiet gesture exhibit on recent chinese art, Lu Shengzhong (born Dayujishan Village, Shangdong, China, 1952). "For generations, richly patterned, lacelike tissue-paper cut-outs have been used in Chinese ceremonies and rituals. In his series Human Bricks, Lu Shengzhong carefully cuts his signature human figures out of red tissue paper and arranges thousands of them, sewing them in place. The repetitive figures suggest presence and absence, the role of the individual among the greater society and the relevance of long-standing traditions to today's art practice."