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New Neon Skull Sculptures by Eric Franklin

March 6, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Skull No. 3 / Flameworked borosilicate glass, ionized neon and mercury, wood, electronics. 14″x14″x14″. 2013.

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Skull No. 3 / Detail.

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Skull No. 3 / Detail.

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Skull No. 1 / Flameworked borosilicate glass, ionized neon, wood, electronics. 14″x14″x14″. 2013.

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Skull No. 1 / Detail.

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Skull No. 1 / Detail.

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Skull No. 2 / Flameworked borosilicate glass, ionized neon and krypton, wood, electronics. 14″x14″x14″. 2013.

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Skull No. 2 / Detail.

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Skull No. 2 / Detail.

Portland artist Eric Franklin (previously) just completed three new works, a trio of neon glass skulls lit internally by ionized neon, krypton, and mercury. The structure of each human skull is deviously complex, made from a network of glass tubes that have to be perfectly sealed to create the vacuum necessary to light them, a process that leaves the figures somewhat misshapen and admittedly a bit creepy. A completely amazing sort of creepy. All three artworks are currently available for acquisition through Chris Forney over at Artworks Gallery. All images courtesy the artist.

#anatomy #glass #light #neon #sculpture

 

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