Green Glass Seaweed, 2016, Flameworked Borosilicate Glass, 12″ x 12″ x 12″
Green Glass Seaweed Detail, 2016, Flameworked Borosilicate Glass, 12″ x 12″ x 12″
Green Seaweed Detail, 2016, Flameworked Borosilicate Glass, 12″ x 12″ x 12″
Making Green Glass Seaweed
The Green Glass Seaweed sculpture is part of a new vision for my marine life sculpture. Part of the excitement is coming from the brilliant glass color palette created by Glass Alchemy. The color used in this sculpture has an intense bright green color. When cast under spotlights the complex seaweed tendrils glow. For several years I have worked in clear glass. There is a stunning beauty in clear glass ocean life forms. My goal has always been to pursue the vibrant colors found on a coral reef.
Glass Sculpture Commissions
The Green Glass Seaweed sculpture was made a sculpture commission made for a client in New York City. I worked closely with her to achieve a glass form that captured the vibrant color and motion of seaweed. Using historical seaweed illustrations I developed a growth pattern in the seaweed glass form. Pattern, movement, and structure are ideas that you will see repeated again and again in my glass sculpture.
Crating Glass Art
People often ask me how do I ship these complex forms to clients. First let me explain that the type of glass I am using a extremely strong. Borosilicate glass is a scientific glass used in industry. It is used because of its amazing strength and tolerance. Through the centuries people have often packed and shipped fragile art using wood crates. I have a special technique that uses a wood crate, soft cushion foam, and fiberfill. This places the sculpture in a cloud of supportive soft material while in transit. All crated artworks are fully insured.