Celia Smith (UK)
Celia Smith uses wire to create sculptures. Each sculpture is a three-dimensional drawing with the wires representing a quality of line. Birds are her main inspiration; capturing their movement and character is Celia’s primary concern. For her, the wire has a spontaneity that can give her sculptures a feeling of life and energy.
© All images courtesy the artist
the remote and little known rice terraces of yuanyang county in china’s yunnan province were built by the hani people along the contours of ailao mountain range during the ming dynasty five hundred years ago. the terraces, once planted during the early spring season, are then irrigated with spring water from the forest above, which reflect sunlight to create the images seen here.
Artist Loren Stump specializes in a form of glasswork called murrine, where rods of glass are melted together and then sliced to reveal elaborate patterns and forms. While the murrina process appeared in the Mideast some 4,000 years ago, Stump has perfected his own technique over the past 35 years to the point where he can now layer entire portraits and paintings in glass before slicing them to see the final results.