The Aerial is one of the first cold glass sculptures designed by Jack Storms. This piece was inspired by air and light and the shape was meant to give a sense of enlightenment. The sculpture has a lead crystal core with a pointed tip to catch all reflections that the rounded bottom and the colored core can push its way. The curves and lines of this piece make it one of the best sellers. Despite the size of the Aerial, the colors within the sculpture are constantly changing according to the light, time of the day, surrounding colors and external influencers. The Rose/Green Aerial was designed after the original Aerial. It comes from the same inspiration as the standard Aerial but because of the added colors its observers are taken for a different visual experience. Its been said that this specific Aerial makes a sunset available any time.
The Rose/Green TierDrop features a special colored glass plate underneath the core. The color of the glass changes according to the light. When placed underneath warm light the glass reflects a beautiful rose/red color, yet when lit by fluorescent light, the rose color transforms into a mysterious deep emerald green color affecting every facet of the piece.
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.