Plum Falcon

Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen

American, born 1960

Plum Falcon, 2004

  • On View

Blown and sculpted glass, steel stand

Dimensions: 25 1/8 × 10 3/8 × 9 7/8 in. (63.8 × 26.4 × 25.1 cm)

Courtesy of the Isabel Foundation, L2017.131

Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen’s falcons are a testament to her love and admiration of the natural world. Using mammals, specifically birds, as her muse, she has captured the natural world in glass. Empty gloves provide a perch for the new species of falcons named after the flowers that blossom nearby. Notice the delicacy and detail of her birds and the way in which the inside of the glove mimics the pattern of the bird’s feathers.

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