Blue New Mexico Vase
Inspired by the color of Cherenkov radiation, Josh Simpson creates this New Mexico vase by melting metallic silver onto the molten surface of a dark glass. Sometimes the patterning looks like the ocean during a storm, with swirling waters and crashing waves. At other times, it looks like a Hubble Space Telescope photo taken of another galaxy.
- Measures 4 ½"h × 2 ½"w × 2 ½"d
- Item #51416
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Crafted by Josh Simpson, each sculpture is unique, formed from a glowing hot ball of clear molten glass, colored and imbedded with what could be volcanoes, forests, cities or satellites, but which are actually applications of metal foils, silver bromide, powdered glasses and mosaic pieces of sliced filigrana cane. In addition to his planets, Josh is also known for his Tektite sculptures, inspired by a pitted, green-black lump of natural glass. These unusual geologic specimens are named from the Greek word, "tektos," meaning "molten." Natural tektites are believed to be of extraterrestrial origin or possibly the result of meteorite impacts. Unlike most glass, Josh's tektite glass is not homogenous, which makes the work especially challenging. The melted substance is simultaneously hard and soft, making it difficult to control. Into these rough, other-worldly shells, Josh implants his signature "possibly inhabited" planet features. The result is a "Tektite Portal" an almost indescribable inside-out glimpse of an interior world.
Hand-crafted in the U.S.A.