Artist Ben Young takes layers of glass and transforms them into bodies of water. No high-tech machinery is used in the making of these stunning tables, each one of these pieces are 100% handcrafted. First, he sketches everything out to make sure things look right. Next, he constructs models, hand-cuts sheets of glass, and then laminates layer upon layer to create the amazing organic forms. The hue is either a lighter or darker shade depending on the thickness of the glass. Continue reading for more pictures.
“I love watching the two-dimensional shapes evolve into three-dimensional creations and the different way the light plays inside the glass. I love the liquid qualities the glass brings with it. It enables me to play with lighting and watch the glass react. When lit from beneath, the light reflects and gives off the illusion of the piece being brought to life. I hope viewers might imagine the work as something ‘living’ that creates the illusion of space, movement, depth and sense of spatial being. I like to play with the irony between the glass being a solid material and how I can form such natural and organic shapes,” said Young.