ocean-1                                                                                                                                                                    Photo: Jiri Koudelka


Ocean (Portraits of Glassblowers in Polevsko)



Water, to which some 60 percent of body weight is attributable.

Breaths of the glass blowers, which create the forms.

Container and contained.





Glassblowers blew air in to create forms in glass. Later portrait photos of blowers who blew air into each glass object were taken. One was a simple face shot. The other was with their glass objects that were filled with water, suggesting the relationship between the objects of their creation and their bodies.

Facial portraits of each blower were placed under glass objects their breadth created.Glass objects were filled with water. Due to the optical effect created by the solid mass of transparent objects, the looks of the faces changed depending on an audience’s viewpoint. Some said that it were as if eyes of the portraits had been following them.

This work was created during the International Glass Symposium 2012 at Nový Bor, Czech Republic, with support of Ave Clara (glass factory in Polevsko).