American artists couple Paul DeSomma and Marsha Blaker express their oceanic inspirations through amazing glass sculptures showing troubled waves and their foam, in suspension. To design the vases and the vessels, they had to use a glass molding technique.
Japanese artist Mika Aoki embraces the dichotomous nature of glass’s solidity yet fragility. She says of the translucent material: “Unless light shines on it, we can’t confirm the existence of it because it is transparent. But once the light shines on it, glass truly emanates a special presence.” In her series of works titled Singing Glass, the artist presents glass morphed into amoebic and otherworldly forms that leaves the viewer mesmerized. In any other medium, the pieces would lose their intrigue.
Looking through the sculptor’s portfolio, there is a surreal mix of science gone awry and fairy tale-like icy enchantment. In a number of her works, there are glass creatures and abstract figures encased within glass containers, like lab experiments. Because of the dual layers of clear elements, some of the structures within actually look like more like water bubbles. The other pieces that are not trapped within clear encasements, they echo the luminosity and sharp crystallization of ice.
“I work with 2D shapes and have to figure out how to translate that into a 3D finished product. Sometimes my start point changes dramatically as shapes can be limited – I can’t create any internal right angles – so I have to find a way to layer the glass to create certain shapes.” (text from brokenliquid.com)
Produced by Lucie Boucher and Bernie Huebner, their most recent project called “Glasscapes” are fine light sculptures constructed from high-end art glass. Although they serve as decorative pieces, they can also be used by professionals to create a custom design of their desired location. The contrast between the multi-layers of glass working in the same hue, create a three-dimensional effect, which gives this fabricated landscape a realistic look.