New layered glass sculptures by Ben Young that beautifully capture the ocean
Sydney-based artist Ben Young – featured previously – continues to capture our imaginations with his ongoing series of glass sculptures that celebrate the ocean.
Completely self-taught, Ben's incredible pieces are hand-drawn, hand-cut and handcrafted, layer on layer to create the end product. He uses no computer or high-tech machinery; just 10 years of skill and experience along with plenty of patience.
Raised in Waihi Beach, New Zealand now living in Sydney, Australia, you can understand where Ben gets his inspiration from. Living in a part of the world where the ocean really does play a central role in daily life, Ben has found a unique way to pay homage to his much-loved surroundings.
"The way I use the glass enables me to portray so many different elements of my conceptual ideas," he says. "Lighting plays a large part in the presentation of my pieces. When lit from beneath, the light reflects and gives off the illusion of the piece being brought to life. I hope viewers might imagine the work as something 'living' that creates the illusion of space, movement, depth and sense of spatial being. I like to play with the irony between the glass being a solid material and how I can form such natural and organic shapes."
Young is available for collaboration and commissioned pieces. Discover more of his incredible work at www.brokenliquid.com.