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This Issue Featured a Favorite to us Conchs : David Wight; Glass Sculpturer Visiting March 5-7
Neptune Glass Waves
David began making the Neptune because he wanted to create a free form glass sculpture that really captured the molten nature of this hot material and felt a lot more liquid. They are the most free form, organic and fun to make. He feels that they really bring to life the essence of a water sculpture with their unique combination of portholes, splashes, and waves. They allow him to really create something significant.
I feel as if I am truly sculpting glass to flow in a way that is a little unconventional to really grasp the liquid flow of water. The Neptune Sculptures are the most abstract, complex sculptures that I’ve ever made.
Champagne Glass Waves
The Champagne Wave sculpture has little bubbles in the glass. This comes during the sculpting process when copper leaf is added to the glass. The copper oxidizes and creates little gas bubbles that are captured by the 2000 degree molten glass, and also adds a light blue hue to the finished wave.
The little bubbles were something that I wanted to add after playing in the ocean and surfing. When the waves were breaking on the beach I kept looking at all of the little bubbles being created by the waves and felt compelled to incorporate this aspect of water into my glass art.
Flamenco Glass Waves
Much like the Sunset Tango Glass Wave Sculpture, the Flamenco represents the relationship between movement and dance. The Flamenco is a glass representation of a single women, where you can feel and see her movement and the ripples of her dress as she is spins around and around.
Watch it Made
Without the music there is no dance. Just like when I am in the studio, I am doing all of the sculpting, but I still have my team of professional glass artists assisting me. It is a very choreographed dance and without everyone working together I would not be able to create my art. They are the musicians that allow me to orchestrate a dance that results in a beautiful glass Flamenco sculpture.
Sunset Tango Glass Waves
The Sunset Tango is representative of the relationship of movement and dance. David Wight embodies and captures the essence of dance in the movement of the glass. In the Sunset Tango he captures that moment in a Tango Dance where the man dips the women and holds her in a passionate embrace. Tango music plays a big part in the creation of the Sunset Tango glass sculpture.
Many of the sculptures seem to materialize before I even realize what I’m making. For example, I was taking Tango lessons at the same time that I was making the Sunset Tango sculpture. It wasn’t until I had finished and was looking at it while listening to Tango Music, that I recognized the subconscious influence on my creativity.
This Issue has 3 Sections for Wyland Gallery in Key West. The First Section some of David Wight Works and an Explaination of his techniques Incuding in the second section addition Glass Works; and then in the Third Section is the Complete 2021 Visiting Schedule.
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