ZIGZAG CRATER: ERUPTION
What makes for good, or better yet, great glass sculpture? For me at least, the best glass sculpture has at least three elements – great color, interesting form, and a background narrative for the piece and its creation that gives depth to the viewing experience. (See “Essays On Art” this website for some further thoughts on these criteria).
However, I think great glass sculpture, and sculpture in general, irrespective of medium, expresses at least one more conceptual dimension that elevates “good” sculpture to the level of “great” -- and that is motion.
ZigZag Crater: Eruption was conceived as an expression of these principles, especially motion. It ‘s the second piece in the Crater Series – inspired by the Earth Art of the 70’s, and especially James Turrell. I hope you can see the molten lava boiling around inside the crater and spilling down the mountain’s sides, and the beginning of the eruption event. If you could walk around the piece, I hope you would experience both the interior and exterior, and think about the wonder and power of such a force of nature -- in motion. If you have that viewing experience, I will be more than content.