Wednesday, August 24, 2011

One cannot have too much glass!

James Minson is an Australian artist and he created the cloud mobile above. It took a lot out of him physically. At a gallery show in 2008, the mobile which hangs on a stainless steel umbrella,
was hung on a cable not able to take the weight and it crashed to the floor. At the same gallery, he had a blue chandelier which a very tall man walked straight into, crash. The perils of being a glass artist.

So now we have the silver cloud mobile with what, I presume, are glass raindrops.

But this has to be my favourite, a jelly fish chandelier. When I win the big Lotto and I have my house on the cliff overlooking Bass Strait, with the giant windows, I will have jelly fish chandeliers in every room. James also makes perfume bottles but nothing went to my heart like this chandelier.


The Elephant's Child said...

The clouds look like baroque pearls. Truly beautiful. What I would give for the mind to dream such things up and the skill to create them. An arm and a leg seem a fair trade.
When you win Lotto expect lots of visitors.
Thank you for sharing these beauties.

Ann O'Dyne said...

a planet of Diamond! I thought of you -
Ars Technica - John Timmer - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Neutron stars form from the core of a collapsing star and, as the supernova dissipates, often rotate rapidly, creating a pulsar. In less than a million years, however, their strong magnetic fields act ...
Scientists discover the diamond planet - ‎2 hours ago‎
The international team, which includes Australian scientists, believes the "diamond planet" is the only thing left from what was a huge star in our own Milky Way galaxy. The researchers, led by Professor Matthew Bailes from Swinburne University of ...

Astrophile: The diamond as big as a planet
New Scientist - David Shiga - ‎2 hours ago‎

X X Annie OD

JahTeh said...

EC, I was thinking if they were that heavy, having them move as a mobile would take something more than a slight breeze. Another glassblower said that this is the only art that comes into being by the breath of the artist.

Hello Annie, what are you doing up at this hour or is it breakfast in bed?
I skipped the diamond planet and went straight to the star being swallowed by the black hole.