Shattered Glass Sculptures Stand in Solitude


Artist Daniel Arsham puts pieces back together in these broken glass sculptures. He combines bits of glass with resin to form the great detail and shape of the molded human figures. The New York-based artist is interested in challenging perceptions of space, architecture, and objects that are natural versus manufactured. He creates many inconceivable pieces in which he reworks known materials into unexpected forms, and these glass sculptures are a prime example of these intentions.

Inspired by the discovery of glass shards in his home after hurricane Andrew in 1992, Arsham began working with this more or less transparent material to create artificial forms, ranging from human figures to cameras and picture frames. These large, dense human figures sit pensively or stoically, isolated from crowds and appearing strong in contrast to the fragile glass pieces from which they are constructed. Upon deeper investigation, the figures seem lonely and vulnerable as they stand in solitude, but the sharp, pointy shards of glass ward off any contact or close interactions with visitors.

In addition to these creations, Arsham has an interest in challenging expectations of architecture. You can see some of that related work, entitled Box/Box, here.






Daniel Arsham’s website
via [Designboom]





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