This vase consists of two fluted elements: the container which has a slightly flaring lip, and a foot that is also fluted. The surfaces of the vase have a hand-worked character and are not smoothly finished
This vase is characteristic of the high quality work and hand-made aesthetic typical of crafts produced by the Weiner Werkstätte. Hoffmann was one of the founders of the Weiner Werkstätte and Hoffmann's emphasis on refinement of proportion and superb workmanship are evident in this vessel.
Oil-type paint and mixed media on carved 3/8” hardwood veneer wood panel. Grain runs vertical on painted surface. Carved areas expose inner core running horizontal.
The Mirror depicts a rough, abstract rendering of a face formed by carving freehand into wood. In incorporating the techniques of puncturing and slashing that were his trademarks, this work is a reflection of the artist on many levels.
sticker on wooden frame - Catherine Viviano Gallery, 42 East 57th Street, New York 22, N.Y.; Artist: Kay Sage; Title: Bounded on the West by the Land Under Water; Date: 1946; Medium: oil on canvas; Size: 28 x 26 inches
In pencil on wood frame - Bounded on the West by the Land Under Water, 1946, Kay Sage, Woodbury, Conn. 1963/2.1
Four spare industrial structures rise at different angles into an empty landscape. On the viewer's right, a scaffolding rises from the lower corner and angles to the left. On the left, another scaffold structure runs from the bottom corner along the left edge. In the middle, a building-like structure rises from the bottom of the composition and leans into the visual space, resting on a long rectangular solid that is draped with a cloth.
An expansive, lonely, empty space is occupied only by the spare presence of scaffolds and buildings whose physical structures do not quite make logical sense. The image expresses the melancholy, desolateness, and crazy logic potential in human-made landscapes, like industrial sites and cities.