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Antarctic Flower
  • Rockne Krebs
    1938–2011
    born: Kansas City, Missouri, United States ; died: Washington, DC, United States
  • Antarctic Flower, 1970
  • Where object was made: United States
  • Plexiglas™
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 73 x 32 x 38 in
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 185.4 x 81.3 x 96.5 cm
  • Gift of Philip M. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0233.a,b,c
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Three triangular forms in clear plexiglass of descending size, nested within the largest form. Each object comprises two joined right-triangular panels. The glue along the center seam of each object alternates clear and transparent cobalt blue. The highly polished edges of each panel refract light, from the center, appearing to also be striated with blue in addition to the spectrum of color created by the prismatic plexiglass.