Purple Lady Slipper
Purple Lady Slipper

Exhibition Date: 

April 1, 2017 to June 11, 2017

Reception Date: 

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 2:00pm

Artist Talk, May 21, 1pm


In the Benaroya Glass Gallery, MoNA celebrates spring with a solo exhibition of works by Debora Moore spanning her 20-plus-year career in glass. Influenced by the intensity of colors and elegance of forms of orchids and other botanical species, Moore essentially paints with glass. She creates depths of vibrant colors and textures reflecting the natural forms to a remarkable degree using traditional and innovative techniques of blowing and sculpting glass.

Debora Moore studied glass at Pratt Fine Arts Center and Pilchuck Glass School, and travels the world for inspiration. Her work is in numerous public and private collections, has been included in national and international group exhibitions since 1997, and many solo exhibitions, including most recently at the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle in 2015, in her exhibition titled Glass Orchidarium.

“I utilize the medium of glass to translate the breathtaking grandeur and delicate fragility of the natural world into a unique sculptural interpretation. The intricate structure of living things and how they thrive in harmony with each other is explored in my reflection of orchids and other botanical studies.”  —Debora Moore



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