Mirror Trims - Paul Marioni and Ann Troutner
Where is it?
These dichroic glass trims are located in restrooms between Gates C-12 and C-14.
Marioni and Troutner's work can be seen in restrooms near Gates D-10 and D-11.
About the Art
Wavy strips of textured dichroic glass run vertically through bands of dark grey glass. The dichroic glass is laminated with clear glass with a textured side facing inward, creating a smooth patterned surface.
Paul Marioni and Ann Troutner
Mirror trims (cast dichroic glass)
13" high x 18' in length
Did you know?
Troutner and Marioni used dichroic glass in a wave-like pattern to create the illusion of rippling water.
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About the Artists
Paul Marioni, with the help of Ann Troutner on numerous occasions, has completed over eighty-five commissions. Both artists attempt to make the inspiration behind the artwork accessible to the public.
"What was I thinking to get into a field with no history, no books, no teaching? Obviously I wasn't thinking. But we built the studio-glass movement on cooperation, not competition, because there was no past. There was nothing for us to get." – Paul Marioni
With degrees in English and philosophy from the University of Cincinnati and San Francisco State University, Paul Marioni has applied his culturally focused education to the world of glass art. Marioni frequently draws inspiration from human nature, creating relatable pieces for public exhibition. He has taught at both the Penland School of Crafts and the Pilchuck Glass School.
Ann Troutner received the Pilchuck Work-Study Award in 1981 while she was working as a scientific illustrator and photographer for multiple universities on the West Coast. She worked as an assistant to Dale Chihuly and Marioni from 1982 to 1986.
See how apparent Paul Marioni's passion is for glass art in this video filmed at Tacoma's Museum of Glass.
Work by the Artists
- The Boxers: an example of Marioni's solo work, The Boxers at the Washington State Convention Center is the first figurative cast glass piece made in the United States.
- Elements: on view at the East Hill Fire Station in Kent, Elements was completed by Marioni and Troutner. The pieces act as door surrounds on the front and back doorways to the station.
At the Airport
Troutner and Marioni's restroom mirror trims are not the only examples of integrated lavatory artwork beyond the security checkpoint. Visit Bernhard's mirror trims and New Volute's Rain Cloud and Aquavein.
Please visit Connected Stories below to learn more about the pieces mentioned above.