Modern Glass Sculpture "Spiramid"

"Spiramid" is one of my favorite pieces of sculpture. For all of its simplicity it is very complex. Essencially, it is a spiraling pyramid. It stands 12" tall and is 14" by 14" at its base. At first glance it appears to be cast glass, but it is not. This spiraling pyramid consists of 40 pieces of 1/4" glass cut in telescoping sizes. Each piece was twisted a bit as they were being laminated together. Once assembled the glass was carved and polished to its current shape and texture. The ebonized mahogany base continues the spiraling motion of the glass. The light dynamic from looking into this glass piece is so mysterious, much like looking into a giant wave at sea (childhood memory) that I was tempted to name the piece after the ocean in some way. However, from conception to now it will always be "Spiramid".

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