This week in class Maccabee Shelley was putting out his beautiful pieces of work. He does glass work, it is like something I have never seen before. One of the pieces that caught my eye the most was the one with the clay bowls, which had glass drippings coming out of them and it was very interesting to me. He says that the glass itself inspired him, when asked what his biggest inspiration was. He says that he loves working with glass because it is very fragile, but at the same time is very dangerous and you have to be careful with. That being said, it makes his work as an artist very difficult and challenging at times. In one of his pieces in particular he had glass bottles in them. I asked him why he used the bottles in his work and he said it is cultural history because pretty soon there may not be glass bottles anymore, because culture is always evolving. I heard someone ask him why he likes making glass art works opposed to paintings or pictures, and his response was that glass can last for thousands of years instead of a picture or painting in which the colors can fade. Glass stays perfect unless you drop it.
This was my favorite art work of his. He said that the stand in which the clay bowls are on, are glass. Which amazes me, because that is a lot of weight on glass. I did not know class could take that much weight but he somehow made it so it could. He is a very talented glass worker.