The morning sun dappled our blue and gold head sculpture just so the other day. So I took this picture.
That’s the version that should fit comfortably on your screen. For a BIGnified look at the details, plus details about the making of the piece, look below:
It’s a Luigi Benzoni sculpture, by the way. We saw how a similar sculpture was created in the glass blowing workshops on the island of Murano in Venice, master glass blowers working in collaboration with the visual artist. First a blob of hot glass, in which fine cobalt grains were mixed to make the blue color, was formed into a smooth brick. Then gold leaf was laid on the still hot brick. The artist then had 30 seconds to scratch the design – a face in the case of our sculpture – into the gold leaf. Then a thick layer of hot clear glass was molded over the gold leaf and cobalt brick.