New layered glass sculptures by Sydney-based artist Ben Young. The self-taught artist, who has been making glass sculptures for over 15 years, handcrafts each sculpture by hand layer upon layer without the use of a computer or high-tech machinery. Young compliments the organic glass shapes with industrial materials such as concrete to create physical and visual contrasts between the textures and colors of both materials.
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.See more of Ben Young's work on Behance or at his website.