Izrazi Zivota (Expressions of Life) Satin Zoloty (Gold) Abstract II
Art Glass Vessel
Created by Eric Bladholm
Large hand blown art glass sculpture. With the inspired Izrazi Zivota (Expressions of Life) series, the artist creates an Expressionistic fusion of his early training with Czech glass masters in the 1980s and his continuing travel and work in the dynamic Eastern European region. Classic and Modernist vessel forms are the foundation for the hot-sculpted glass tops influenced by Abstract Expressionism. This piece starts with a layered saffron-gold background and a painterly surface of abstract design elements, interspersed with staccato bursts of brilliant colors. A satin-etched matte finish softens the brighter colors and refracts the light, highlighting the glass composition. Matching matte black lip wrap and base ground the design, and after the vessel has cooled, the artist creates a hand-sculpted lid custom fit to the unique vessel.