Approx. 7.75" H. x 8" W.
Jiri Harcuba is a widely respected artist and educator whose specialty is portraiture in engraved glass. This stunning work by the Czech master depicts the American musician/composer Frank Zappa (1940-1993). Harcuba uses spare sculptural cuts and subtle optical effects to create the profiles of his subjects. "By engraving," Harcuba says, "we leave traces, traces of ourselves." He adds, "I show the relationship between prehistoric carving and contemporary art ... linking the past and the future." The Zappa piece is signed by Harcuba and dated 2008.