Sydney-based artist Ben Young has launched his latest collection of hand-cut, handcrafted glass sculptures inspired by the ocean.
Living up to his reputation as someone with incredible talent, his new artworks capture the power and beauty of the sea through many layers of transparent glass and interesting features. From islands and boats to outcrops and unique landscapes – there is something to illustrate every aspect of the sea.
Only the finest glass and materials are selected for his pieces. The texture and colour of the glass are different in every sculpture he makes, ensuring one-off and truly unique pieces of artwork. He explains: "I love watching the two-dimensional shapes evolve into three-dimensional creations and the different way the light plays inside the glass. I love the liquid qualities the glass brings with it. It enables me to play with lighting and watch the glass react."
If you want to see the sculptures for yourself, you can visit Kirra Galleries in Melbourne where they are currently on display as part of the Floating exhibition, which includes glass works by artist Peter Nilsson. On display until 23 August 2015. To find out more about Ben Young, visit Brokenliquid.com.