This hot blown sculpture starts with a bubble of clear glass. Days before, the needed “zanfirico” cane was made and cut into short pieces.
The cane was heated until red hot and “picked up” on the bubble of clear glass.
A second bubble of green glass had a series of bubbles formed into it and the two bubbles are joined in a process called “incalmo”.
Finally, the combined bubbles were stretched and formed into this marvelous shape!
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
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