Under the spell of a vanishing loveliness Sculpture

jan giliam


Sculpture, Glass on Glass

Size: 15.9 W x 15.4 H x 0 D in

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About The Artwork

Method: glass-fusion, glass brands: Uroboros, Bullseye and Spectrum. I made this work after diving in the Caribbean Sea. The light and the underwaterworld with its bright colors and creatures always mesmerizes me. Working in glass makes it possible to come as close as possible to my experience, for example the detail of a parrot fish that was etched in my memory.

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Sculpture:Glass on Glass

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:15.9 W x 15.4 H x 0 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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