Sometimes I spend weekend mornings, when it’s quiet around here, looking for creative films and other design content that might be inspiring, not necessarily for the blog but just to keep my mind refreshed and in check. For some reason this week I stumbled in to three or four different glass artists, and each one produces some fantastic works. Obviously, I couldn’t showcase them all so I’ll have to separate them out and present them separately over the next few months. Today I’m highlighting Australian based sculptor and artist Brian Corr, his works are architectural in form but full of fantastic purity.
Brian is a Colorado native, and began working with glass in 1995 at Hastings College, where he discovered his passion for glassblowing and majored in Studio Arts with an Emphasis in Glass. Once graduated, Brian worked, studied and taught throughout the US and abroad. He moved to Australia in 2005 to pursue his Masters degree, since 2007 Brian has exhibited internationally and his work has been included in numerous public and private collections throughout the world. Now living in Australia with his wife, he works as an independent artist and looks to seek a deeper understanding of the world that we live in.
I’m sure many of you will be interested in the way that Brian creates these fantastic sculptures above and below, so I decided to place a short video below by the Lesley Kehoe Gallery in Australia to give you a better idea. In the video he likens what he does to “glass carpentry”, as he’s now moved from the more traditional glass workshop to a more personalised space where he can integrate kilns, cutting machines, and CAD to make the desired finished piece. Don’t be fooled though, all of these have that crafted element and are manipulated from start to finish by Brian himself.
Unfortunately I could only pick out a small amount of works, but I tried my best to convey a rounded selection here on the site. Plenty more to be seen on his portfolio. I love the way that he directs light and shadow with the glass sculptures that he creates, they are simple in aesthetic but extremely effective in practice.