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December 19, 2007 1:30 AM   Subscribe

Andy Paiko's Glass Sculpture
posted by dhruva (17 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Finally, a way to display my coyote spines elegantly.
posted by hjo3 at 2:27 AM on December 19, 2007


I keep my Crisco in one of these.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:03 AM on December 19, 2007


Cool stuff. The way it's photographed makes some of them, like this and this, remind me of what you'd see in an optical microscope, the way everything becomes transparent below a certain size. He ought to do macro-scale sculptures of radiolarians^.
posted by XMLicious at 3:06 AM on December 19, 2007


I object to the poster's use of a fully transparent glass "y" in "Andy Paiko." It makes reading difficult from most angles.
posted by CheeseburgerBrown at 4:07 AM on December 19, 2007


"This device is displayed inside a very large gold and clear bell jar. It runs on ultraviolet light and is designed to make you ask questions. Yes, those are Tesla coils."

I'm strapping my vinyl helmet on so Paiko can't read my thoughts with his glass machines.

(Beautiful, fun stuff. Having pipedreams of being a glass sculptor. Thanks!)
posted by not_on_display at 4:43 AM on December 19, 2007


I took a glass blowing class and find working with glass to be really interesting and fun. There is something - dare I be so earnest - mystical in it. But most glass art and glass sculpture is just ridiculously bad. Awful, awful, art. Look, a roundish object with colorful swirls in it!! This, however, is fantastic. Beautiful craftsmanship combined with interesting ideas. Nice link.
posted by billysumday at 5:07 AM on December 19, 2007


It so happens I am organizing my spine collection, so this is very useful.
posted by StickyCarpet at 5:21 AM on December 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


*jaw drops*

These are amazing. Great find, thanks, dhruva.
posted by mediareport at 5:53 AM on December 19, 2007


Sorry folks, but that's just nasty. Looks like the kind of thing my Gran would have loved...
posted by fatfrank at 7:49 AM on December 19, 2007


The absinthe fountain isn't the most amazing piece on the site, but I think it's my favorite. The whole dark/gothy feeling with the skull seals it.
posted by owtytrof at 8:43 AM on December 19, 2007


Oooh, apothecary jars are my passing fancy, but that Spinning wheel sent me straight into a swoon. How romantic! That goes in the bedroom, that one.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:42 AM on December 19, 2007


I agree with you, AV, there's something compelling about apothecary jars that makes you want to run out and buy them so you can put neat stuff in the them. Unfortunately, they cry out for cool stuff, like, say, a coyote spine, something much more interesting than what I have lying around in my house. But I love them, too.

And that absinthe fountain is outrageously cool.
posted by misha at 10:02 AM on December 19, 2007


misha: here's my best effort!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:06 AM on December 19, 2007


I've seen his work at Paxton Gate in SF - it's very cool.
posted by pombe at 10:21 AM on December 19, 2007


I have always been in love with glass art, but this is so far beyond... it's amazing. Great post. Thank you.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 2:27 PM on December 19, 2007


this guy is truly amazing. nice find!
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 8:06 PM on December 19, 2007


wow.
posted by nickyskye at 10:30 PM on December 20, 2007


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