Glass Sculptures by Ben Young

Self-taught artist Ben Young creates these sculptures of ocean waves and watery landscapes by layering multiple sheets of hand-cut glass, inspired by his upbringing near the beautiful Bay of Plenty on the northern coast of New Zealand’s North Island.

"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."

"When lit from beneath, the light reflects and gives off the illusion of the piece being brought to life. I hope viewers might imagine the work as something 'living' that creates the illusion of space, movement, depth and sense of spatial being. I like to play with the irony between the glass being a solid material and how I can form such natural and organic shapes."

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