Alex Trommler



SCULPTING WITH LIGHT: GLASS TRANSPARENCIES

Inspired by modern architecture, which bases much of its aesthetic effects on the transparency of glass, these pieces expose the translucent structures of fused and polished glass. Both in miniature and larger formats, these sculptures become suspended moments, freezing material and time. Playing off the illusions of scale, color is used sparingly to emphasize the tensions between light and shadow, giving ethereal volume to a controlled space. 

Alfred NY, December 2006

ETHEREAL VOLUMES


SCULPTING WITH LIGHT: GLASS TRANSPARENCIES

Inspired by modern architecture, which bases much of its aesthetic effects on the transparency of glass, these pieces expose the translucent structures of fused and polished glass. Both in miniature and larger formats, these sculptures become suspended moments, freezing material and time. Playing off the illusions of scale, color is used sparingly to emphasize the tensions between light and shadow, giving ethereal volume to a controlled space. 

Alfred NY, December 2006

Arcadia 2006

hot and kiln cast, fused, slumped, cut and polished glass, 9x9x77cm

Line Red 2006

hot and kiln cast, fused, slumped, cut and polished glass, 9x9x77cm

Curtain Wall 2006

hot and kiln cast, fused, cut and polished glass, 9x4x6cm

Hinter den Kulissen 2006

hot and kiln cast, fused, cut and polished glass, 9x4x12cm

Skylight 2006

hot and kiln cast, fused, cut and polished glass, 17x12x10cm

Amber Cables 2006

hot and kiln cast, fused, cut and polished glass, 11x4x8cm

Toon Town 2006

hot and kiln cast, fused, cut and polished glass, 11x4x8cm

Sharktooth 2006

hot and kiln cast, fused, cut and polished glass, 30x7x24cm

Sharkknife 2007

hot and kiln cast, fused, cut and polished glass, 32x5x13cm

Snail 2006

hot and kiln cast, fused, cut and polished glass, 28x9x18cm

Downhall Sail 2006

hot and kiln cast, fused, cut and polished glass, 9x6x19cm

Rooted Green Sail 2006

hot and kiln cast, fused, cut and polished glass, 11x4x9cm

Director's Desk 2007

hot and kiln cast, fused, cut and polished glass, 19x7x21cm

Debris 2006

hot and kiln cast, fused, cut and polished glass, 12x4x11cm

Triangle 2006

hot and kiln cast, fused, cut and polished glass, 9x4x7cm

Klorb Tubule 2006

hot and kiln cast, fused, cut and polished glass, 9x4x7cm

Seated Line 2005

hot and kiln cast, fused, cut and polished glass, 14x8x14cm

Tall Seated Line 2006

hot and kiln cast, fused, cut and polished glass, 14x4x21cm

Crossfire 2006

hot and kiln cast, fused, cut and polished glass, 9x9x10cm

Ascent Trajectory 2007

hot and kiln cast, fused, cut and polished glass, 29x6x12cm

A PiƱata of Perks 2007

hot and kiln cast, cut and polished glass, 11x9x30cm

Bled 2007

hot and kiln cast, cut and polished glass, 13x9x32cm