Saturday, March 28, 2009

Onset Sphere

Onset Sphere
6x9 Soft Pastel on Art Spectrum Colorfix
11x14 matted $55
By Tom Willa

Here is another gem of glass being made. Hugh has a wonderful new creative sculpture series, Culture Cells, that he has designed and currently is in the process of producing. (See image below.) It involves a lot of optics, spheres and cold work to make one. We visited the gallery while he was making a sphere component for one. I snapped the photo because I could sense the glass starting to transform into a sphere. In my painting, it was my goal to capture that moment where the bubble starts to takes on the characteristics and form achieved by Hugh's efforts.

Culture Cells
By Hugh Willa


Miki Willa said...

I really love the three dimentional quality of this painting. The colors in the hot glass are very riveting, as well.

bethanysue84 said...

I'm glad you posted this picture... it's really nice to actually "see" what you had described! Beautiful artwork!