Inspired Artist: Shayna Leib


How freakin' amazing is this? When I first spied Shayna's work, I was instantly in love. Come to find out, I was even more impressed to find out that this is all glass work. Seriously. Blow glass art work. It's amazing to me how gorgeous it can be. I reminded me of funny little sea creatures at first and then, my imagination took control and I can see a million different things in each piece. 






Here's what Shayna has to say about her work: 

"When I was seven years old, I saw glassblowing for the first time at a local university. I haven't been the same since.

I began my study of glass as an undergraduate at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California where I received a BA in philosophy and minors in glass and literature. Accepted to pursue a PhD in philosophy at SUNY Binghamton, I chose instead to study glass at the graduate level and move to Madison, Wisconsin where I completed my MFA degree in May of 2003.

My work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has included exploration into the vessel and sculptural object. I use glass, not for its mimetic quality to capture the look of stone or plastic, but for its most unique properties; the inclination to flow, the capacity to freeze a moment in time, and its ability to manipulate optics."


2 comments:

drollgirl said...

ooooooh! so beautiful! so incredible!

years ago i was in benicia, ca and there are tons of fancy glass galleries there. and one of them let you watch the guys as they were blowing glass. it was amazing!

p.s. bet you also like dale chihuly's art!

Ash Louise said...

Wow! This is really really neat. So textured and interesting :)

 

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