Inspired by the glass shards found in his home after hurricane Andrew hit Miami in 1992, New York-based artist Daniel Arsham has created a series of sculptures made entirely from shattered glass.
The yin to Etsuko Ichikawa’s soft-spoken, intro-spective yang is fiery, molten glass. Handling it while aglow at 2100°F, she loops, stretches and presses the smoking mass of lava atop paperto create abstract drawings known as pyrographs. Filmmaker Alistair Banks Griffin captures the dramatic choreography of Ichikawa’s art in this short film for the Anthropologist.
About the Glasswork
This body of glass work has been developed since 2004. Made to contemplate the global impact of each disease, the artworks were created as alternative representations of viruses to the artificially coloured imagery we receive through the media. In fact, viruses have no colour as they are smaller than the wavelength of light. By extracting the colour from the imagery and creating jewel like beautiful sculptures in glass, a complex tension has arisen between the artworks’ beauty and what they represent.
INTERNATIONAL GLASS EXHIBITIONS:
MAD, Museum of Art and Design, NYC.
Heller Gallery, NYC.
Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, In the Name of Love. Munich.
GV Art, London.
Grizedale Arts, UK.
Cosmo Caixa Museum, Barcelona.
Swine Flu (spherical)
Swine Flu (oval)
SARS Corona Virus
clip of making HIV virus:
more video clip in this web site.