Anatomy and History Collide in Borosilicate Glass Sculptures by Kit Paulson

by Damien

Lungs, 2020. Flame-worked borosilicate glass. All photographs © Equipment Paulson, shared with permission

In a stunning conflict of anatomy and antiquity, artist Equipment Paulson (beforehand) kinds impossibly fragile objects totally from glass. By referencing historic artworks by lace patterns, or traversing the constructions of blood veins and bones discovered within the human physique, she externalizes the inner and divulges hidden visceral constructions throughout us. She pushes the concept additional nonetheless by creating wearable sculptures like masks and gloves.

Paulson works primarily with slender tubes of borosilicate glass heated with a torch by a way known as flameworking. “Even with its sterility and stability, glass have to be manipulated by hand, counting on very the bodily, muscle reminiscence of the fingers which is invisibly powered by blood and bone,” she shares with Colossal.

The artist simply arrived at Bild-Werk Frauenau in Germany, a global discussion board for glass and visible arts the place she’ll educate for the following 6 months. You possibly can discover extra of her work on Instagram and see dozens of her small glass objects obtainable on Etsy.

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