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Sculpture - 'The Beginning of the End', Martha Ash, Laminated Glass, circa 1995 Object Reg. No: SH 950521

Sculpture 'The Beginning of the End' by Martha Ash, circa 1995. Martha Ash was born in Poland in 1920 and lost all her family in the Holocaust. She came to Australia in 1949 where she studied ceramics, sculpture silver smithing, enamelling and glass mosaic. This particular piece was inspired during work on the Holocaust section of the mural commissioned by Temple Beth Israel in St Kilda titled 'From Creation To Redemption'. Martha passed away in September 1996.
Glass collage exploring the theme of birth and the intensity of life through a chaotic and colourful juxtaposition of glass which is then fired. Colours used include reds, yellows, greens and blues in a range of tonal values.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 865 mm (Height), 240 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Depth - 130

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Tagged with: artworks, cultural identity, cultural traditions, crafts, immigration, handcrafts, migration settlement
Themes this item is part of: Martha Ash, Polish Migrant & Artist, circa 1950s, Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: sculpture
Artist: Mrs Martha Ash, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1995

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