Broken Liquid: Glass Sculptures by Ben Young
The deep teal waves of the ocean are evoked when one sheet of barely blue-tinted glass is laid atop another in succession. Self-taught artist, surfer and boat builder Ben Young was “inspired to capture the perfection and raw power of the sea and of the perfect wave.”
Having grown up in the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand and currently residing in Sydney, Australia, Young has plenty of stunning scenery to draw from. Each sculpture is hand-drawn, hand-cut and handcrafted layer upon layer without the use of any high-tech equipment.
Some pieces are made of nothing but glass while others, like the New Lands and Fjord tables, are combined with cast concrete to create more complex and literal landscapes.
“I love watching the two dimensional shapes evolve into three-dimensional creations and the different way the light plays inside the glass. I love the liquid qualities the glass brings with it. It enables me to play with lighting and watch the glass react.”