(1956 - 2016)
Glass bottles with aluminum screw caps, water, and food dye on painted wood shelf and metal brackets
12 3/4 x 144 x 3 1/2 in. (32.5 x 365.8 x 8.9 cm)
Collection of the Akron Art Museum
The Mary S. and Louis S. Myers Endowment Fund for Painting and Sculpture
2020 Objects to be Destroyed, Theresa Bembnister Forty-nine glass bottles, each filled with water dyed in gradating shades of blue, comprise this sculpture. Along with everyday materials like marbles, metal lids, washers, wing nuts, glass shards, polystyrene blocks and painter’s tape, artist Tony Feher frequently used glass bottles filled with tinted liquids for his artwork. He compared the progression of color in this sculpture to the nuanced hues in the sky and the ocean. The pulsating blue, he observed, resembles a wave, which is the form energy takes as it travels through air or water. In laying out, stacking or adding color to everyday objects, Feher encouraged his viewers to appreciate their physical form and to see them anew.