Cote de Azure comes to mind! The deep beautiful blue of this piece is astounding! The white murrini in the piece feel like ghosts of barnacles. The silver shimmers like the sun off waters of the Mediterranean in your favorite spot in the South of France.
This hot blown sculpture starts with a bubble of aqua blue glass. Days before, the needed “murrini” were made from white and clear glass “cane” and cut into short pieces.
Ben heated these murrini until they were red hot and “picked up” them on the bubble of blue glass.
Then he stretched and formed the bubble into this marvelous shape. Finally Tullman completed the pattern by adding silver foil to this art glass vase.
Ben Tullman frequently uses striking colors and creative patterns in his fine art glass sculptures. Furthermore, he has mastered the creative and modern use of murrini and cane. Often, Tullman produces large scale glass sculptures made with exquisite patterns. However, Tullman’s glass artwork has a sense of whimsy that belies the complexity and control required.
Ben was featured at SOFA Chicago 2017.
American, b. 1988, Chicago, IL, based in Chicago, IL