Blue Shift



11″ H, 8″ Dia.


Abstract glass sculpture

Aesthetically, Blue Shift has a feel of fragility and a sense of dynamic movement. I leave it up to the viewer’s eye to see the movement within and without this abstract glass sculpture — and reactivate it in their mind.

Multiple Inspirations

For this piece, I called upon several elements that I had incorporated in earlier glass works – the intersecting lines of Shape Shifter, Midnight Moves, Limoncelli, Firth of Forth and the curve-over edge from Cascade. It’s not plagiarism if I steal from myself!

But I also included a more open core, multiple penetrations and three tunnels to play with. I always think that tunnels are fun and cause people to physically lean over and peer inside to see where they go.

About the name.

Blue Shift is a cosmological term used to describe an object that is traveling through space toward you. The color was chosen to evoke that deep space mystery.

Blue Shift is a presentation piece I created for The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) to be auctioned at GlassWeekend’13, Wheaton Village, NJ. For more details, read here.

Creating this piece

Wax sculpture, glass from foundry, finished work