Rey & Reina
Chess has long been considered a game which parallels real life. The balance of strategy, sacrifice and compromise can lead success on the chessboards as well as with everyday obstacles. One’s strengths complimenting the others weaknesses and visa versa. The Rey y Reina, when placed side by side, seem locked in and eternal waltz of light and color.
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.
Please note this is a set of 2 (two) sculptures, made of both a King and Queen matching chess piece.