The Amazing Cold Glass Sculptures of Jack Storms
The intense cold-glass process which can take up to 24 weeks for each contemporary glass sculpture to come to life begins at the heart of the design, by creating a core of lead crystal which is cut, polished and laminated creating reflective mirrors. When wrapped in optical glass, the refraction of light as it passes through the glass creates rainbows of hypnotic color. The drawn out process of repetitive cutting, grinding and polishing requires intense passion, rigid self discipline, and more
blood sweat and tears than any artisan could wrap their mind around.
The results, are mind boggling works of contemporary glass art. Thanks zerostatereflex
Storms specializes in both geometric and representational glass sculptures. Some of his work can be figurative as well as abstract.
Storms works with three different types of glass: optical crystal, lead
crystal, and dichroic glass. He cuts and stacks slivers of dichroic
glass and glues them with a special two part epoxy to achieve a
“floating core look,” he then layers optic or crystal glass around the
first structure, then hand sculpts it into a specific shape.
It can take more than ten weeks to produce one piece. Storms’ work
has been praised for demanding both artistic creativity and mathematical
exactitude. He uses the Fibonacci theory at the core of every one of
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