Cold glass artist Jack Storms takes this universally approachable form, the cube, to the next level. The core of the sculpture consists of the finest optical lead crystal that has been cut and polished to precision. Once the core is complete, it is surrounded with an optical crystal that camouflages, giving the appearance of a floating core. The beveled cube features twenty four bevels and six lenses that have been added to the piece to magnify the beauty of each original core created by the artist, bringing a more organic feel to the piece and making it a sculpture like nothing you’ve ever seen before. The beveled cube refracts, reflects and casts colored shadows.
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.