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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.
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.