Glass artist Ben Young (featured previously) makes intricate wave sculptures by stacking layers of laminated, clear float glass atop a concrete base. Raised in Waihi Beach, New Zealand and now residing in Sydney, Australia, the self-taught artist has been making glass sculptures for over a decade.
Each of Young’s sculptures are hand drawn, hand cut and hand crafted, layer by layer to create the end product. On his website Broken Liquid, Young Explains:
“I work with 2D shapes and have to figure out how to translate that into a 3D finished product. Sometimes my start point changes dramatically as shapes can be limited – I can’t create any internal right angles – so I have to find a way to layer the glass to create certain shapes.”
1. Lonesome Light
Laminated clear float glass, cast concrete base, white bronze lighthouse
H 450 x W 250 x D 250mm
Laminated clear float glass, cast concrete base, white bronze cabin
H 170 x W 250 x D 350mm
Laminated clear float glass, cast concrete base, cast white bronze palm tree
H 300 x W 550 x D 200mm
4. The Entrance
Laminated clear float glass, cast concrete base, cast white bronze canoe.
H 215 x W 430 x D 280mm
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