Glass, Clay and Bronze


"The use of glass with sculpture began with the Dale Chihuly portrait "Glass Man", which was an attempt of mine to convey a real sense of the artist's connectiveness with glass - one might almost say a Zen "Oneness" with the medium in which he works.  I then went on to combine other portrait heads with glass and these have various connotations: a halo or nimbus of light, evincing martyrdom of the innocent victims of war, the placenta of a mother's womb with its sustaining fluid, or baptism in water." 

 

~ Charles Strong

Bosnia Halo, Bronze and Glass

 

La Pucelle Embryo, Clay and Glass

 

Glass Man (Dale Chihuly), Bronze and Glass

 

Cervantes (in a water bubble), Bronze and Glass