EXCAVATED VESSELS BY JEFF MARTIN EV-1
Using remnants from our cork casting methods for furniture and mirror production, Jeff is sculpting a continuing body of work in which glass is blown into. He effectively sculpts negative space which glass expands into.
As the molds are removed, oxygen floods between the molten glass and it's mould counterpart and acts as an ignition source. Fire scorches the surface of the cork meaning there is only one chance to use the molds before they are destroyed.
Each time the work is excavated from the cork, it is seen for the first time.
Glass is the chosen material for these vessels as the fluidity, immediacy, and intuition of glass working is in conversation with the surprise and wonder of primitive sculpture.
The result of this studio specific method is an object of a cosmic spirit, which look like glaciers, mountain ranges, snow drifts, rock faces, ice caves, and tidal pools hurled into outer space.
Apricot extrusion vessel
8.25” W x 8.25” D x 15” H