Alexis Silk Figurative Sculpture - Dream Head #9
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Alexis Silk
Dream Head #9

2017

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This purple and red blown glass head reflects Alexis Silk's fascination with our human body as vessel; in this case as vessels for thought and emotion. Each piece is hand blown by this renowned artist. Alexis Silk works in molten glass and metal to create figurative work that's timeless yet thought provoking. A student of human form, she combines close knowledge of anatomy with a passion for fire and an unquenchable thirst for meaning. Technically, Alexis is pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Her glass figures are sculpted entirely free-hand while the glass is hot on the end of a blowpipe or punty rod. With work ranging in scale to life size torsos hanging in six foot tall steel frames, her largest figures are close to half her body weight and take a team of six assistants to handle the glass while she sculpts it. For her cast metal pieces she pours the molten bronze or iron. While making intrinsically beautiful objects, Alexis explores issues of human nature, society, and the relationship of humans, nature and industry. Her hanging figures, for example, are an eloquent exploration of objectification of the body. The glass simultaneously appears like skin and evokes a sense of something superficially applied, like a garment. Cast iron “meat” hooks are a visceral comment on objectification of the body. The color on the interior of the torso being different than the exterior color suggests that if one goes below surface appearance there is more to be discovered. Steel frames represent conceptual boxes of perception that society puts us in. Since receiving her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005, Alexis has continued to study with glass masters such as Pino Signoretto, Richard Royal and Boyd Sugiki. She has been working full time as an artist since 2006. Today she has work in museums, galleries, private collections and fine art shows around the world. Alexis Silk works in molten glass and metal to create figurative work that's timeless yet thought provoking. A student of human form, she combines close knowledge of anatomy with a passion for fire and an unquenchable thirst for meaning. Colors: purple, red Notes: sculpture, blown glass, figurative

Details

  • Artist
    Alexis Silk (1983, American)
  • Creation Year
    2017
  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 7 in. x W 5 in. x D 5 in.H 17.78 cm x W 12.7 cm x D 12.7 cm
  • Gallery Location
    GT. BARRINGTON, MA
  • Reference Number
    LU51132719213
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