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

December 21, 2017

Laura Staugaitis

…man and nature. In creating work, by hand, that makes reference to the myriad of perspectives and experiences of others, Young’s work is both deeply personal to the viewer and at the same time exploring subject matter that is universal, connecting Young, his work and his viewers in a moment of awe and nostalgia. Young recently had his first solo show at REDSEA Gallery in Singapore, and currently has a piece, At The Helm, on view at Black Door Gallery in Aukland. Young also offers prints of his sculptures and shares updates on his work via Behance, Facebook, and Instagram….

 

 



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Winners of the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

October 15, 2015

Christopher Jobson

…each winning image in this gallery. (via PetaPixel) A whale of a mouthful, Michael AW, Australia. Underwater, WINNER A tale of two foxes, Don Gutoski, Canada. Wildlife Photographer of the Year, WINNER The company of three, Amir Ben-Dov, Israel. Birds, WINNER Flight of the scarlet ibis, Jonathan Jagot, France. Young Wildlife Photographers: 15–17 years old, WINNER Life comes to art, Juan Tapia, Spain. Impressions, WINNER Ruffs on display, Ondrej Pelánek, Czech Republic. Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 11–14 years old, WINNER The art of algae, Peter Soler, Spain. From the Sky, WINNER Shadow walker, Richard Peters, UK. Urban, WINNER…

 

 



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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 illusion of space, movement, depth and sense of spatial being,” Young says. “I like to play with the irony between the glass being a solid material and how I can form such natural 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 the local landscape and surroundings greatly inspired his art. You can learn more about his sculptures on Facebook….

 

 



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Layered Glass Table Concept Creates a Cross-Section of the Ocean

July 5, 2014

Christopher Jobson

We’ve seen no shortage of projects using layers of glass to simulate bodies of water the last few days. First we had glass sculptures by Ben Young, followed by several amazing river and lake tables Greg Klassen. Now we have designer Christopher Duff of Duffy London who has released concept images of the Abyss Table, a carefully layered table made from sculpted Perspex and wood that creates a geographic cross-section of the ocean. The tables will be limited to a series of 25 and are available for purchase here. It should be noted that these are digital renderings of what…

 

 



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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 realistic interpretations of waves and bodies of water, undoubtedly influenced by growing up near the beautiful Bay of Plenty on the northern coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Many people assume his work…

 

 

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