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."