If you love art that takes you far away, heres your man! Robert Carlson’s glass work bring you to a place thats either on a cellular level, or alien organisms that remind me of jellyfish with many limbs. I think I also just love how well glass can photograph. Hope you guys find this as beautiful as I do. Enjoy!
Robert Carlson is an internationally-renowned glass artist and a master not in disguise. Bob lives his life as an artist, from his work to his art collections and the uniqueness of his home, to the way he parties and likes his martinis. I had the opportunity to photograph Bob while he was an artist-in-residence at the Museum of Glass Hot Shop in Tacoma, Washington, where he came up with and devised his newest creations from an imagination wild. Bob is pictured up, sketching his latest invention, pulling from depths of his mind something real.
On-hand apprentices assisted Bob throughout the week-long residency. Typically, after the glass is blown and cooled, he’ll spends months with the pieces, studying their forms and subtle messages found within shapes and processes. Next he employs a reverse-painting technique using mirrors to create the imagery. These will appear on the back side of the glass structures…
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