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Aquilone

This series features oval murrine that create “windows” of color throughout the glass. The Maestro took inspiration from his childhood memories of kite-flying, and even named the piece after the pastime: aquilone means kite in Italian.

2020
20”h x 15”w x 6.75”d

Gioiello

The Gioiello series use copper mixed with clear glass to achieve their metallic hue. The avventurine process is a particularly difficult task, and one that Lino intensifies by adding color to the works as well.

2017
19”h x 9.25”w x 6.25”d

Dinosaur

The Dinosaur series represents the drama of glassblowing. Lino stretches and curves the neck of the vessel in the last moments of the glassblowing process - a feat that requires the precision and attention of the entire glassblowing team.

2016
56.75”h x 18”w x 9.5”d

Era

This graceful work uses reticello cane to achieve the intricate criss-cross pattern that curves across the vessel. The work is named for Hera, the goddess of women and families.

2010
30.75”h x 15.25”w x 7.5”d

Giudecca

This installation combines clear glass, vertical canes and intricate cold-working to create a cohesive and monochromatic set. The varying heights of the vessels pay homage to the skyline of the island Giudecca, another island near Venice.

2013
21.75”h x 49”l x 6.5”d

Mandraccio

This fused panel pays homage to the island of Burano, an isle that neighbors Murano in the Venetian lagoon Lino named this panel for a neighborhood of Burano, and used frit to create the large sections of color in this wall-mounted work.

2011
47.5”w x 22”h x 1.25”d

Alabama

The name Alabama pays homage to the Southern artists whose colorful quilts in the collection at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts inspired this panel.

2020
65.75”h x 33.75”w x .75”d

Medusa

The Medusa series, named for the Italian word for “jellyfish”, recalls the sight of jellyfish floating on the water’s surface. Lino blows a sphere, then he punctures a hole and inserts a circle of cane. This creates the “jellyfish” that drift across the vessel.

2021
18.25”h x 16.5”w x 6”d

Spigoitondi

“Spigoitondi” means “round edges”, which encapsulates the effect of these works. Lino plays with color, light and shadow by engraving the surface of the glass to highlight the patterns and textures on both sides of the vessel.

2021
17.5”h x 12.25”w x 5.25”d

Vienna

The Vienna series re-envisions the ornate decoration and culture of Vienna in the early 20th century. Lino uses rich colors and detailed engraving to create a sense of richness and depth.

2009
21”h x 14”w x 7.5”d