Collaborations which are out of the box by those who have mastered their own field usually blow you away. And this new collaborative effort by Ross Bleckner and crystal house Steuben doesn’t disappoint you one bit. The artist came up with three pieces for the crystal house, a sculpture for their permanent museum collection, a limited edition artwork, and a line of small glass figurines to be made for public retail.
First up is the Pharmakinetic. Limited to 10 variants, these signed pieces of the 3Dsculptures have been inspired by the properties of glass to wrap light and change the perspective of objects seen through it. The sculpture is priced at $38,000, this 7.5-inch cube is crafted using two kiln-cast lead crystal components, spotting a central flame-worked colored glass component that resembles the molecular model of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD).
The second special sculpture is Interaction; a stunning rendition depicts a microscopic view of human protein and DNA structures. The sculpture is 36-inch wide and 78-inch high and comes mounted on an anodized aluminum structure, which can be seen from both directions with passing light. This $120,000 sculpture is crafted with kiln-cast crystal and is completed by hand by Bleckner. This 200 pound heavy sculpture is the largest artwork by the 107-year old crystal firm.