Aqua Blue Spiral #1 , 2009
Fused, cast, ground and polished glass
"Aqua Blue Spiral #1 is inspired by the ocean, as seen from the window of my studio, and an exploration in power and beauty of surf. It is made up from 284 layers of thin glass sheets: a mosaic of tiny glass elements and fine frits assembled onto each sheet. These 284 layers are fused together in particular order to form a pair of interwoven spirals and to create a sense of movement inside the glass obelisk."
The technique of ‘multiple layers fusing’ has been gradually developed by Emma Varga during the past 14 years. It enables her to create and to gain control over three dimensional images inside large transparent glass objects. To make each of these sculptural objects, it is necessary to cut thousands of tiny glass elements from clear and transparent colored glass sheets and combine them with glass frits and stringers. The sculptural glass objects are made from 20–400 thin transparent glass layers; glass mosaic elements, colored frits and stringers are assembled on each sheet, according to a complicated three-dimensional plan.
These are then fused together in stages. It takes two weeks to fire and slowly cool down large sculptural works, then a further two weeks to grind and polish all of the surfaces to perfection. Only then it is finally possible to see the inside; all the fine details and veil-like structures floating in the sea of clear glass.
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