Amazing Glass Wave Sculptures by Ben Young

New styled glass figurines by Sydney based artist Ben Young. The self-taught artist, who has been making glass sculptures for more than 15 decades, handcrafts every sculpture by hand layer upon layer without the use of a computer or high-tech machinery. Young artist compliments the organic glass contours with industrial materials like concrete to create physical and visual contrasts between the textures and colors of both materials. “How I use the glass lets me portray so many distinct components of my conceptual thoughts. Lighting plays a massive role in the presentation of my pieces. When lit from beneath, the lighting reflects and gives off the illusion of this item being brought to life. I expect viewers might envision the job as something “alive” that generates the illusion of distance, movement, depth, and awareness of spatial being. I like to play with all the irony between the glass being a solid substance and how I can sort such natural and natural shapes.”

New Sculptures from Layered Glass by Ben Young

We’ve already shown you some stunning glass sculptures by artist Ben Young – you can find them in Beautiful Glass Sculptures by Ben Young. And today we want to show you some of his latest sculptural works made from layers of cut laminate window panes. The bodies of water depicted in Young’s work are usually cut into cross-sections akin to textbook illustrations, creating translucent geometric islands that can appear both monolithic or chamsic.

Beautiful Glass Sculptures by Ben Young

Ben Young is a self-taught sculpture artist with over 10 years experience, based in Sydney, Australia. Being passionate about sculpting with glass for so long, Ben’s work is completely by hand, sheet after sheet of cautiously cut pieces of glass. “I work with 2D shapes and have to figure out how to translate that into a 3D finished product. Sometimes my start point changes dramatically as shapes can be limited – I can’t create any internal right angles – so I have to find a way to layer the glass to create certain shapes.”