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Crystal and Yearning

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Weinberg Glass

I am thrilled to bring you the glorious cast glass and cold-worked crystal sculptures by Steven Weinberg of Weinberg Glass. The large slice-shaped pieces – which are meant to represent boat cross-sections – can weigh nearly 100 lbs, so you can imagine how tricky it is to work with them without dropping or damaging them. I am positively gobsmacked at the amount of skill and precision that goes into these gorgeous pieces. And Weinberg was the inventor of many of the techniques he employs.

“Frankly, if the equipment or process or material wasn’t available or hadn’t been done before, we moved forward and invented it.”

— Steven Weinberg

Like many of my favorite artists, Weinberg’s inspiration is the ocean.

“And so it is that the vast sea has forever captured the human imagination. Living much of his life surrounded by ocean in Rhode Island, ‘the Ocean State’, the sea has always had a powerful influence on Weinberg and his work. His original abstracted boat forms seen below were inspired in part by the cross sections of boat hulls. Imbued with streaming bubbles heading for an unreachable surface, the boat hull becomes indistinguishable from the surrounding water that defines its purpose.”

– About Weinberg Glass

I love the image of bubbles endlessly reaching for an unreachable surface. Such an evocative, yearning idea, and so like the ocean.

You can follow Steven Weinberg on his website and on Instagram.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

12 thoughts on “Crystal and Yearning

  1. Well I don’t have a clue how this is done but I am impressed .

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  2. Very interesting work. This is one I would like to see live and in person. Hal

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  3. Mesmerizing! I could stare at the first piece for hours – it has such a Zen-like quality.

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  4. I have no space for it…and I am not really a display guy…but I just love the first piece so much.

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  5. Just amazing! You could stare at them for hours.

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