New series of layered glass sculptures by artist Ben Young based in Sydney, Australia. A self-taught artist who has been making glass sculptures for over 10 years, Young's works are hand drawn, hand cut and handcrafted, layer on layer to create the end product. There's a lot of thinking that goes into each sculpture, as he doesn't use a computer or high-tech machinery, and the complexity comes during the planning stages which he describes as "a lot of work."
The way I use the glass enables me to portray so many different elements of my conceptual ideas. Lighting plays a large part in the presentation of my pieces. When lit from beneath, the light reflects and gives off the illusion of the piece being brought to life. I hope viewers might imagine the work as something “living” that creates the illusion of space, movement, depth and sense of spatial being. I like to play with the irony between the glass being a solid material and how I can form such natural and organic shapes.