KEY WEST, Florida. This Friday and Saturday, January 23 – 24 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., fine artist Jack Storms will bring his one-of-a-kind cold glass sculptures to Gallery 511 Fine Art in Key West, FL, for a very special “Meet The Artist” showcase! Located at 511 Greene St., Key West, FL 33040, the gallery will host a number of Jack’s most celebrated works and give attendees a rare opportunity to meet the greatest of only three cold glass sculptors in the world.
“I’m very excited to show the city of Key West some of my best work,” Jack stated. “I hope everyone will enjoy coming out to meet me as much as I’m looking forward to meeting them!”
Based out of StormWorks Studio in Los Angeles CA, Jack Storms’ technique incorporates Fibonacci’s mathematical theory. He builds each design around a special structure, allowing this to help shape their innate natural beauty instead of fully dictating their final form. The finished products of fine art are a combination of dichroic glass fused with pure, lead crystal, produced by an intense cold glass sculpting process that can take 6 – 24 weeks to complete.
Previously, Jack was commissioned to create specific pieces commemorating historical events. This included a glass baseball bat for Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit, the Firemen’s Bell sculpture for the City of Pleasanton CA’s Firehouse Arts Center, a special gift to the President of Nigeria in honor of the opening of Africa’s first blood bank, and recently, two glass sculptures for Marvel’s blockbuster hit Guardians of the Galaxy!
To view Jack Storms’ work and meet the artist in person, please RSVP by 2:00 p.m. EST on Friday, January 23, by emailing Eileen@EKCPR.com or calling 310.441.1000.
World-Renowned Glass Artist Jack Storms’ Crystal Cube Featured in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s no secret that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has broken box-office records, becoming the universal #1 summer hit! In its wake, enthusiasts have immersed themselves in the secrets of the film’s beloved Easter Eggs and focused excitedly on the mysterious origins of the featured glass cube, commissioned by fine-art glass artist Jack Storms. Fan forums are buzzing with the notion that this work of art foreshadows events of the upcoming film The Avengers 2, possibly even portraying the fabled Cosmic Cube (or Tesseract) upon which the sequel is rumored to be based!
Jack Storms was first tapped by Marvel Studios to create a unique glass cube for Guardians of the Galaxy in April, 2013. Given miniscule information about the cube’s specific purpose, Storms created the piece using his signature cold-glass process, gleaming inspiration from comic book culture and small hints dropped by studio members.
“It’s truly an honor to play a part in this cultural phenomenon,” Storms stated. “I’m stunned by how positive the feedback has been and overwhelmed by the speculation that’s taken place. It’s a great feeling.”
The gifted artist first opened his studio, StormWorks Studio, in 2002 and his work has previously been commissioned by world figures and celebrities to commemorate notable occasions. In honor of baseball legend Derek Jeter’s historic accomplishment of reaching his 3,000th hit, Storms was hand-chosen to create a stunning, life-sized, optic crystal baseball bat for Jeter to display in his home. Storms also created the Fireman’s Bell sculpture for the City of Pleasanton’s Firehouse Arts Center and crafted an emissaries gift to the President of Nigeria to celebrate Africa’s first blood bank.
Jack Storms utilizes the Theory of Fibonacci to cultivate his pieces, incorporating the natural sequence of repeating mathematical patterns (commonly known as the Golden Ratio) to infuse each work with brilliant, geometrically-arranged colors. His award-winning design method consists of cutting, polishing and laminating lead crystal. When wrapped in optical glass, light is refracted into a radiant spectrum. This intense process can take up to 18 weeks to complete, resulting in unique, stunning pieces of contemporary art.
Dedicated Marvel enthusiasts should keep their eyes peeled — Storm’s work may portent a significant message for the Marvel universe!