“Mandala” (Mandala), from Sanskrit, meaning altar city, as a symbol of the universe, the origin of the world structure, is the application of a wide range of supplies, but also a variety of changes in the gods of God and the gods gathered in the model. In 2005, when the artist Steven Weinberg came to China, he took a source of inspiration created this series of works. The work “Mandala” shows Weinberg’s precious metal and glass blend of creative techniques, to reverse its shape, retain, and even inward space into the bubble, the glass cut, cast into a variety of forms. Weinberg is good at using the glass to reflect the light and the nature of the refraction, as well as the permeability of this material, with magic-like techniques to accurately show the heart of his world.
艺术家简介 About The Artist
Born in 1954, Weinberg represents the next generation of studio glass artists. In the early 1970s, Weinberg also studied ceramics at Alfred, but he soon switched over to glass, working with studio glass pioneer Andre Billeci, and the Scottish artist Eric Hilton, who had come to Alfred from London’s Royal College of Art.
Upon his graduation in 1979, Weinberg began to build his studio practice, and in his case, he literally built it, starting with the development and construction of his studio equipment. Although popular now, Weinberg’s interest in kiln-casting and in cutting and polishing glass was quite uncommon in American studio glass of the late 1970s.
Over the 30 years that Weinberg has been working with glass, he has made a living as an independent artist and he has worked as a designer for various companies.