Adagio

Adagio

Adagio: Is a symphonic movement played slowly. It is also a ballet movement that is about fluidity and grace.

Adagio | 12″ h, 7″ diameter | Kiln cast crystal | Copper Blue | SOLD

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Coriolis

Coriolis

In the emerging stages, my first cast glass wall sculpture was a whole new process for me. In wood, a wall sculpture is a familiar and enjoyable form. Yet, at first, it felt “weird” in wax. I had to become acclimated all over again to designing without the wood grain. There seemed now to be no point of beginning.

Coriolis| 1′-3″ h, 2′-6″ w, 1-1/4″ deep | Kiln cast crystal | Pale Cobalt Blue | Inquire

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Enigma

Enigma

Some months back, I stumbled upon a long forgotten, unfinished wood sculpture. I had abandoned it because I had excavated it so much that I could not execute my intended design. The dangers of reduction art! Now, I’ve given it another try – this time converting the sculptural concept in wood to a glass sculpture.

Enigma| 1′-8″ h, 11″ w, 10″ d | Kiln cast crystal | Cobalt Blue | Inquire.

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Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity : I say if I’m not a little bit scared, I’m not doing good work. Well, Escape Velocity had me scared. It wasn’t until I got the wax form down to 9 lbs that it started to “make it.” Somehow it’s the scary part that really drives me.

Escape Velocity: 1′-6″ h, 12″ dia | Kiln cast crystal | Pale Copper Blue | Inquire.

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Blue Tango

Blue Tango

SOLD. Blue Tango is my largest glass piece to date at 2′-2″ tall. During layout, I envisioned a schematic representation of dance… tall and slender with open dynamic upward movement. This spiral glass sculpture emerged.

Blue Tango | 2′-2″ tall | Kiln cast crystal | Cobalt Blue | SOLD by Thomas R. Riley Galleries

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Blue Shift

Blue Shift

For this piece, I called upon several elements that I had incorporated in earlier glass works – intersecting lines and curve-over edges. 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 sculpted Blue Shift as a donation piece for an AACG Auction.

11″ h, 8″ diameter | Kiln cast crystal | Cobalt Blue | AACG Auction Donation, SOLD at GlassWeekend 2013

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Event Horizon

Event Horizon

This glass piece was a fun project because it was my first “design as you go” glass sculpture. No layout lines in advance, just start working and see what happens. I conceived it as horizontal. Hmmm. What do you suppose happened?

Event Horizon | 1′-8″ h, 1′-6″ w, 8″ d | Kiln cast crystal | Cobalt Blue | SOLD by Thomas R. Riley Galleries

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Unfathomable

Unfathomable

On a previous sculpture, I began working with the idea of colliding lines. Attempting to create the illusion of one line passing through another, it was a difficult visual element to pull off. I love the translucent marine blue glass.

Unfathomable | 1′-6″ h, 8″ diameter | Kiln cast crystal | Aquamarine | SOLD by Traver Gallery

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