A seminal work within the artist’s oeuvre, the present lot was created from a monolithic piece of light green, commercial plate glass. This format differs dramatically from the fused glass configurations typical of Patti’s other creations. It is one of only three works he created in the Solar Riser series, which explored a vertical, single plane meant to depict the inseparable relationship between a piece of solid glass and an expanding organic surface structure. Sweeping upwards from a narrow base, Rising Split Vertex expresses an essence of ascension and growth.