Client: Huntsville Museum of Art
Location: Huntsville, AL, United States
Completion date: 2013
Huntsville Museum of Art
Orbix Hot Glass
Artist - Woodworker
This 2013 solo exhibition at the Huntsville Museum of Art, “Pelts and Lyrics”, was a grouping of seventeen individual pieces presented together with a common theme of our skin we live in (our Pelts) and our spirit that sings out it’s song (our Lyrics). The main medium was blown and sculpted glass, however, I also incorporated many wood parts and mold blown pieces to accentuate detail not attainable in strictly blown glass. I sculpted a few pieces in clay, and then had molds made to blow into so I could get great detail, some of which was accentuated with ink.
This solo exhibition was not a permanent installation, it was a two-year effort to work alongside my studio team and the museum staff. The exhibition was very well received and was extended beyond its original end date. The purpose was to explore themes of the human spirit and create a space where others could take the time to contemplate the same.