Artists Hand-Blow Molten Glass into Fallen Trees to Create Beautiful Sculptures

Amazing Glass Blowing Art Molten Glass and Wood Sculpture

Artists Scott Slagerman and Jim Fishman create objects of beauty from molten glass and fallen trees. Working together, the two have sculpted abstract forms that combine warm woods with cheerful translucent tones. In each of the pieces, the remnants of the tree act as an unconventional vase for the glass, and it fits perfectly within the U-shaped crevice. It’s as if the two disparate materials occur naturally.

Slagerman and Fishman call the collection Wood & Glass, but don’t let the simplicity of the title fool you; the pieces require an extensive knowledge of both woodworking and glass blowing. To produce one sculpture, the design is first drawn on the wood and then the center is extracted from it. Afterwards, molten glass is blown into the empty space and hugs its curves.

Slagerman specializes in glass fabrication and is responsible for the dazzling colors of Wood & Glass. He writes that the very nature of glass is what captivated him years ago. “How it [glass] is transformed from a fragile, yet unyielding solid state to molten fluidity and back again,” he writes, “and how this mutable substance, through a process that is both delicate and dangerous, can create objects both essential and esoteric.”

Fusing molten glass blowing and woodworking, Scott Slagerman and Jim Fishman create abstract forms that look like they are naturally occurring.

Amazing Glass Blowing Art
Amazing Glass Blowing Art Molten Glass and Wood Sculpture
Glass Blowing and Wood Working
Amazing Glass Blowing Art Glass Blowing and Wood Working

Scott Slageman: Website
h/t: [Contemporist]

All images via Scott Slageman.

Related Articles:

Loved Ones’ Ashes Swirled into Comforting Glass Art Creations

Intricately Crafted Marine Life Specimens Suspended in Glass

Incredibly Lifelike Glass Jellyfish Sculptures by Rick Satava

Scott Bisson Brings Whimsical Creatures to Life with Hand Blown Glass

The post Artists Hand-Blow Molten Glass into Fallen Trees to Create Beautiful Sculptures appeared first on My Modern Met.

http://ift.tt/2mVaAxb

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s