blow that glass (or glassblowing I guess)

During my school days I was fortunate enough to have a glassblowing facility on campus. I took a class and loved it. Through that class I learned how to hot sculpt, use blow molds, sand-casting, mass production methods and a great deal of fabrication. I was fortunate enough to have a great instructor that truly cared about his students and pushed us to discover deeper meaning in our work. 

Below you will see some of the work I did, all of which play with the theme of isolation or different somehow. One process I enjoyed was creating several copies of something then going back to deteriorate the pieces in different ways. A progression was created that I was fascinated to watch. Having the viewer bring a new eye to the deterioration was an interesting and new dynamic. 

Take a peak at the deterioration below and add some new meaning to it yourself, or just look. Thanks!

Glass Cups

Glass Cups

Distorted Memories

Distorted Memories

Distorted Memories (detail)

Distorted Memories (detail)

Distorted Memories (detail)

Distorted Memories (detail)

Distorted Memories (detail)

Distorted Memories (detail)

Distorted Memories (detail)

Distorted Memories (detail)

Distorted Memories (detail)

Distorted Memories (detail)

Chaotic Deterioration

Chaotic Deterioration

Chaotic Deterioration (detail)

Chaotic Deterioration (detail)

Chaotic Deterioration (detail)

Chaotic Deterioration (detail)

Chaotic Deterioration (detail)

Chaotic Deterioration (detail)

Chaotic Deterioration (detail)

Chaotic Deterioration (detail)

Chaotic Deterioration (detail)

Chaotic Deterioration (detail)

What Shines Through

What Shines Through

What Shines Through (detail)

What Shines Through (detail)

What Shines Through (detail)

What Shines Through (detail)

What Shines Through (detail)

What Shines Through (detail)

Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed (detail)

Overwhelmed (detail)

Overwhelmed (detail)

Overwhelmed (detail)

Overwhelmed (detail)

Overwhelmed (detail)