Sapphire Eye | Glass Sculpture by Fine Art Glass Artist Jack Storms
In order to explore the world of color, Jack Storms decided to take his very first piece, the Optic Eye, and add blue colored glass to the core of the sculpture. The Optic Eye and the Sapphire Eye may be the same shape but they offer two very different visual experiences. Within the Sapphire Eye there is a calmness that radiates from the natural characteristics of the core and as with all of Jacks sculptures, the form can be manipulated if placed in different types of lighting.
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.