A STUNNING KARNIG DABANIAN STUDIO ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT SCULPTURE SIGNED. Here is some information I have found on the web and thought I would share. Dabanian served in the US Air Force and attended Wayne State University, where he was a science major and received and engineering degree in 1948 with a minor in fine arts. He was a mathematical genius and held several engineering patents. Karnig was also a partner in the Poultry Glass Works, the first independent studio in Detroit.During the early 1960's, the introduction of small furnaces inspired the studio glass movement because the artists who designed glass art could then create their own work. Karnig's fascination with design and invention led him to the Toledo Museum of Art, where he attended glassblowing workshops taught by director Dominic Labino. After that, he maintained the longest operating studio producing silverveiled glass in Michigan.
His pieces are know for the "floating veils, " layers of reflective surfaces that intertwine and form a series of dancing patterns that appear suspended inside the glass. This artistry has been featured in many other exhibitions, including the University of Michigan-Dearborn Mardigan Library Glass Month Project. His art creations reflect and appreciation of science, art and modern ideas are found in many private, public and corporate collections. Measures 5 inches tall by 4 inches wide.Thank you for looking and good luck. The item "STUNNING KARNIG DABANIAN STUDIO ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT SCULPTURE SIGNED" is in sale since Sunday, September 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights". The seller is "geofferybobb3uil" and is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.