stained glass | solder | brass | 2020
SHELLY CREATURES is a line of stained-glass objects consisting of 5 items in different forms and color combinations made in two sizes.
I wanted to go beyond the usual understanding of stained glass in this work, using non-standard materials and unusual forms. I combined the elegance of natural forms [perfect in its imperfection] and the accurately ordered geometry.
Picking up the glass, I decided to use primarily dense textures that do not ‘play‘ well in the sunlight and do not create glare, but due to their density, they always remain bright and saturated regardless of lighting and are ‘not afraid’ to be in an active interior. And so, I focus on the fact that this is a stained-glass object and not the usual suncatchers.
WHAT ARE SHELLY CREATURES?
Shelly creatures live in the azure waters of the seabed near the coast, where no man can reach. Surrounded by colorful corals, bizarre seaweeds, and fish, they sway in unison with the warm and gentle undercurrent. Intricate shells protect the creatures hidden in them, which stick out with their tender and defenseless sprouts to feel the world around them and sway on the underwater waves.
Some might think that because the tender and defenseless sprouts are black, they are evil. But this is not the case. They are just like that.