Le Cirque | Glass Sculpture by Fine Art Glass Artist Jack Storms
The Le Cirque is the natural evolution of a more geometric centered Optic Circle from Jacks early days in the studio. This form allows the contrast of the core with the corona of the exterior but also allows the eye to be pulled and pushed around the coronas exterior. Like all Jacks work there is a tug of war with visual tension that draws in your attention.
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.