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Shiny seas of layered glass are cut into cross-sections in Ben Young’s sculptures

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#Glass
#Ocean
#Sculpture
#Water

April 21, 2021

Grace Ebert

“Solitary Catch Awaits”, laminated clear float glass with a frame made of cast concrete, bronze and stainless steel, 300 x 300 x 180 millimeters. All images © Ben Young

Calm bodies made of hand-cut glass basins on jagged concrete Ben YoungWater sculptures. The New Zealand-based artist (before) is known for his seascapes, which position miniature figures in vast expanses of the translucent material and create a contemplative environment that, in addition to the immensity of the oceans and other bodies of water, juxtaposes a tiny representation of humanity. Each piece similarly contrasts the organic topography with the perfect right angles that provide the cubic shape and revealing cross-sections.

Some of Young’s sculptures are currently available at Black door and Red Sea Galleries, and you can find prints in his shop. Discover a larger collection of his works Behance and Instagram.

“Sea of ​​Separation”, stand made of laminated glass, cast concrete, bronze and stainless steel, 600 x 350 x 170 millimeters

“Sea of ​​Separation”, stand made of laminated glass, cast concrete, bronze and stainless steel, 600 x 350 x 170 millimeters

“Silent Waters”

“Diverge”

“Diverge”

“Daydream”

Detail of “Daydream”

“Weather the Storm”

“The Divide”, laminated glass and cast concrete, 930 x 375 x 165 millimeters

#Glass
#Ocean
#Sculpture
#Water

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