Aquarius | Glass Sculpture by Fine Art Glass Artist Jack Storms
The ocean—a vast open space perfect for contemplation, inspired the Aquarius. It is composed of a lead crystal core and lined with azure lite glass, an architectural glass with a blue tint. The Aquarius is shaped on the top, reverse sculpted on all sides and rounded off on the bottom to give it its aquatic look. Just like the ocean, the Aquarius gives off a mysterious sense. The optic crystal has a celestial feel that dwells within an aquatic form. If you feel a kinship to the water then this piece will speak directly to you.
Each one of Jack Storms cold glass sculptures starts at the core. The artist then cuts, grinds, polishes and laminates the glass together, hundreds of times; until he achieves the core design he aspires for. Jack is known to reference the theory of Fibonacci throughout ideation and creation of all his glass designs. He then encases the core into optical crystal and hand sculpts each piece to shape. Each one of his glass sculptures takes anywhere from six to twenty four weeks to create and all of his artworks are original pieces of fine art. All of Jack Storms glass sculptures are designed using a cold-working lathe. There is no heat involved in the process whatsoever. The materials used on each one of Jack Storms’ glass sculptures are 32% optical lead crystal, optical crystal and dichroic glass.