Icarus Sculpture

jan giliam


Sculpture, Glass on Glass

Size: 10.6 W x 12.4 H x 3.7 D in

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About The Artwork

To be able to fly as a bird, with feathered wings, isn't that what every human is dreaming of? Mostly the myth of Icarus is about 'hybris', Icarus being a reckless boy. But to me it is more important that he and his father literally did fly. The form of the glass object can be describes as a roof tile. The object is freestanding. It can also be used as a lampshade. Method: glass-fusion, glass brands: Uroboros, Bullseye and Spectrum. Using bright colors and multilayered shiny glass sheets makes it translucent and colorful. The glass object will be transported in a hard protective case with nubbly foam, hc505s, waterproof.

Details & Dimensions

Sculpture:Glass on Glass

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:10.6 W x 12.4 H x 3.7 D in

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"I find inspiration in my world of associations and my environment, like the forest, the city life, people, diving and all the bright colours underwater. Ensuing gestures and colour choice dictate the images that arise. I work out these images, drawing whatever presents itself to me, with no goal other than transmitting the impulse or desire of the moment, in an écriture automatique. The very moment of metamorphosis appeals to me; when drawing a line, I follow the process. I let the line transform. I make my drawings and paintings mostly on paper and on glass. When making a drawing on paper I use my favourite Karisma color pencils and mostly smooth heavy weight paper from responsible sources. Working with glass makes it possible for me to play with light and shadow, my drawings become vivid. Using a kiln I fuse different layers of glass at high temperatures. To reduce the ecological footprint I like to use up-cycle glass, like old window panes and bottles." Jan Giliam (1965, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

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