A study of light in blue and gold


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.

About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 40 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.
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