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The Rock

Private Residence Suspended Sculpture

St. Helena, CA, USA | Glass Rods and Dichroic Glass | 30' H x 3' D | 2001

Overview

Huether created a 38-foot-tall sculpture that spans the entire height of the three-story stairwell at The Rock, in keeping with the other works created for the residence. Master glass blower Jeremy Cline created the glass rods at Huether’s direction to resemble driftwood. The sculpture was assembled in an improvisational manner, from the bottom up through the 3 stories.

The rods, along with slender fins of dichroic glass provide light-sensitive bands of color that reflect onto the walls and adjacent surfaces. The suspension of this massive, fragile-looking, elegant piece creates a sense of pleasurable suspense.