The Rasta Vase was made in Chicago, USA in 2008-2010. It is composed of hand-blown, etched glass inspired by the spirit and coiffure of Bob Marley. These pieces were originally created in 2008 as lighting for for América's Restaurant in Houston, Texas. The vase are about 10” x 7 ¼” in diameter (25.4 cm x 18.4 cm diameter). Provenance: collection of the artist. Each piece is unique.
PROCESS + MATERIALS
Hand blown glass: warm clear crystal, white underlay, etching, sealer.
The Rasta Vase is inspired by Bob Marley.
The Rasta Glass concept was created by Jordan Mozer + Associates, Ltd. for their fourth collaboration with Chef Michael Cordua: Americas Restaurant in Houston’s River Oaks neighborhood.
Mozer (b.1958) has been collaborating with Chef Cordua since 1992. Mozer and Cordua are inspired by the myriad cultures blended together in the Americas; the narratives of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Luis Borges and Cormack McCarthy; as well as the anthropology of dining touched on, for instance, by Jared Diamond and Charles C. Mann. Chef Cordua is celebrated for brilliantly and irreverently mixing exclusively indigenous South American foodstuffs with European preparation techniques, producing contemporary North American dishes.
Influenced by Chef Cordua’s dishes, the design tells a uniquely North American story. The designs riff on pre-Columbian culture of the Americas and contemporary urban street culture. Like the Chef’s food, each component is handmade from scratch, produced in America with local ingredients.
SMALL BATCH STUDIO FURNISHINGS
Mozer Studios LLC handcrafts all of their small batch products. They are never mass produced. We invite our patrons to embrace the nuanced irregularities of the form, surface and finishes as evidence of handwork, defining each piece as 1 of kind...
Each piece is different and unique. Please message us for photos of specific pieces and any questions.
Photos: Photos of single vases by John Stewart Clark. Photos of América's Restaurant by Doug Snower. Ms. Archer is responsible for the Oak Street Gallery photo. Eliza Mozer is responsible for the photo of the three vases together.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE
H 10 in. x Dm 7.25 in.
H 25.4 cm x Dm 18.42 cm
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