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Monday, June 21, 2010

Nature Transfigured by Steffen Dam

Botanical art in glass -
Danish glass artist Steffen Dam gets his inspiration from botany, geology and astronomy. He started his career as an industrial glass maker and was attracted by the flaws of glass, such as unwanted air bubbles, fissured, ash makes, soot and other similar errors. The 'wrong glass' inspired him to start creating wonderful specimen panel series and glass blocks and he was challenged "to capture the good in bad". His glass art resemble pseudo-specimens of sea creatures, plants, cells and biopsy samples.
Steffen Dam' s work can be viewed in the Traver Gallery in Seattle, WA (Woman in Glass: Innovators and visionaries; July 2 - August 1, 2010).
You can view his catalog from an earlier exhibit by clicking here.

"This is where the mystery lays: Is it fiction or reality?"

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