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New Sculptures by Ben Young Transform Hand-Cut Glass into Aquatic Landscapes

December 21, 2017

Laura Staugaitis

Ben Young (previously here) continues to use exquisite manual techniques to transform sheets of glass into luminous sculptures that give a glimpse into a moment in time or space. The artist envisions, hand-cuts, and carefully constructs layers of glass to evoke water, often offset with organically-shaped concrete topography, as well as metal details like a diver, lighthouse, or sailboat. Young, who is based in New Zealand, describes his latest…

 

 



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Broken Liquid: New Bodies of Water Sculpted from Layered Glass by Ben Young

July 22, 2015

Christopher Jobson

Glass artist Ben Young (previously here and here) just shared a glimpse of his latest sculptural works made from layers of cut laminate window panes. The bodies of water depicted in Young’s work are usually cut into cross-sections akin to textbook illustrations, creating translucent geometric islands that can appear both monolithic or chamsic. “I hope viewers might imagine the work as something ‘living’ that creates the…

 

 



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Sheets of Glass Cut into Layered Ocean Waves by Ben Young

June 26, 2014

Christopher Jobson

Self-taught artist Ben Young is a man of many exceptional talents from surfing and skateboarding to repairing furniture and working full-time as a qualified boat builder. He’s also spent the last decade exploring the art of sculpting with glass, an endeavor that’s become increasingly rewarding as galleries and collectors have started to take notice. Using sheet after sheet of carefully cut glass, Young builds both abstract and…

 

 



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Layered Glass Wave Sculptures by Ben Young

October 23, 2014

Christopher Jobson

Sculptor Ben Young (previously) just unveiled a collection of new glass sculptures prior to the Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago next month. Young works with laminated clear float glass atop cast concrete bases to create cross-section views of ocean waves that look somewhat like patterns in topographical charts. The self-taught artist is currently based in Sydney but was raised in Waihi Beach, New Zealand, where…

 

 



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People I Saw But Never Met: Thousands of Miniature Metal Figurines by Zadok Ben-David

April 10, 2017

Christopher Jobson

“People I Saw But Never Met,” 2017, detail. Courtesy Shoshana Wayne Gallery. Taking notice of the countless people we witness as a backdrop to our daily lives seems like an impossible task, but for artist Zadok Ben-David (previously) this myriad of anonymous people form the basis of his installation People I Saw But Never Met. Comprised of over 3,000 chemically etched miniature figures displayed at varying proportions, each individual is…

 

 



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Artist Charles Young Completes Work on Daily Paper Model Project After Designing 365 Structures

August 10, 2015

Christopher Jobson

It’s daunting to witness the labor poured into a 365-day creative project, be it taking a daily photo, doing a quick sketch, or even writing a few lines. Edinburgh-based artist Charles Young (previously) gets particularly high marks for completing his daily paper model project that he started a year ago today as a way to explore design, architecture, and model building. Every single one of his 365 models were designed, cut, and assembled…

 

 



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Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time

December 1, 2014

Christopher Jobson

One of my favorite new Tumblrs to follow is Paperholm, a project that started this summer by Charles Young who challenged himself to build a new paper structure each day. Young received his bachelor and masters degrees from the Edinburgh College of Art where he taught himself paper and card modelling. Despite a long-time familiarity with the process and materials, it’s amazing to see the progress he’s made in just the last three…