This bottle is created with an overlapping palette of murrini and transparent windows of color. While these murrini contain deep transparent color it alternate with layers of calcedonia. While lit from the back, this type of glass looks almost opaque. Yet when lit from the foreground, it reveals its true colors. In this case, an unexpected reddish, orange!
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