There's a lot of interesting facts about this art piece by David Datuna. Called Portrait of America, it's a 12-foot American flag sculpture made up of about 2,000 eyeglass lenses as well as 400 or so famous portraits that either magnify or shrink underneath them. These embedded images include historical and contemporary figures who've helped shape America into what it is today.…
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Vertical Glass House, a four-story building in Shanghai, China, proves that architecture has the ability to be both inconspicuous and provocative. Designed by architect Yung Ho Chang of the firm Atelier FCJZ, the outside of this house has a very simple, unassuming concrete facade that’s broken only by a few small slits that emit light. By contrast, the roof is…Continue
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Using delicate materials like layers of glass or paper, artist Ardan Özmenoğlu redefines everyday objects in her visually complex sculptures. In these tree sculptures, the Turkish artist breaks the object down into rows of hand-painted glass. A single sheet appears to be completely abstract, however, by combining the fragmented parts into repetitive rows, she gives new life to the…
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Warsaw, Poland-born, Boulder, Colorado-based artist Kasia Polkowska recently embarked on a new stained glass mosaic series featuring America's most gorgeous landscapes. Her works highlight everything from the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains to the stunning foliage found during fall in Vermont.
One of her most beautiful pieces was inspired by a a recent trip…Continue
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Over the past six years, artist Shayna Leib has been creating incredible sculptures that show the movement of wind and water over sea anemone-likelandscapes. Inspired by her travels, including her deep water dives, this Madison, Wisconsin-based artist designs these unique glass sculptures that appear like…Continue
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California-based artist Gary Farlow of Farlow's Scientific Glassblowing, Inc. combines art and science through the production of his anatomically correct glass sculptures. From the vascular system to brain and lung models, Farlow and his team of ten construct borosilicate glass structures representing the inner workings of the human body. With the addition of some tinted liquid being…
UK-based sculptor Ruth Moilliet uses her art to preserve the plant kingdom. The artist, who is inspired by the beauty of flowers, works with metal and glass to retain the visual life of her botanical subjects. From hydrangeas and dahlias to cow parsleys and carnations, Moilliet manages to capture the vivacious image of flowers…Continue
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Copenhagen, Denmark-born artist Jeppe Hein is one of those artists that doesn't just want you to look at his artwork, he wants you to interact with them. Known for his sculptures and installations where art, architecture, and technical inventions intersect, he's the one behind some of the most interesting benches, mirrors and fountains you'll ever come across.
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For more than forty years, artist Dale Chihuly has wowed us with his expert glass sculpting skills. We have seen all kinds of amazing swirls, spheres, and floral glass sculptures and, according to his website, he has created more than a dozen extremely successful series of…
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If you believe that less is more, especially when it comes to Christmas decorations, then you'll enjoy these beautiful hand blown glass ornaments by Kiva Ford. With a passion for glass that began with a college degree in Scientific Glassblowing, Ford has perfected his precision and technique in manipulating glass. In these three instances, he's magically made a snowman, tree and candy…
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UK designer Duncan Shotton aims to relive the tradition of milk delivery with his Full-Fat Milk Bottle Doorstop.
This simple design is made from a glass bottle filled with solid white resin that looks like milk. The top is sealed with a re-enforced foil and the base is held in place with a transparent anti-slip disc. The whole piece weighs a…
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Incredible work by renowned American glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. “Chihuly is most frequently lauded for revolutionizing the studio glass movement by expanding its original premise of the solitary artist working in a studio environment to encompass the notion of collaborative teams and a division of labor within the creative process. However, Chihuly’s contribution extends well beyond the boundaries both of this movement and even the field of glass:…
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the ventricle vase by Eva Milinkovic is made of glass and evokes the many colors of the human spirit.
If you lived in this "floating" glass house, where would you spend most of your time? In the bathtub, reading a book and every so often peaking into the beautiful forest? In front of the piano, channeling your inner Beethoven and composing a masterpiece? Doing the backstroke in your indoor swimming pool? Or how about in the dining room, enjoying a delicious…