Glass masterpieces Shine Leib
• Glass masterpieces Shine Life
Life Shine (Shayna Leib) - a modern multimedia artist with a great sense of material. Her works are made of glass, are the best proof of that.
Shine Leib was educated at the Polytechnic University of California, San Luis Obispo, where she studied philosophy, literature, art and music. She was supposed to defend his doctoral thesis in philosophy, but instead entered the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studied skulptorskuyu work with glass and metal. Working with glass, Shine Life pays maximum attention to the study of the properties of this unique, beautiful material.
In his unusual sculptures Shine Leib uses a hot glass ability to freeze in the most incredible forms of plastic. Continuous play of light creates the illusion of movement.
It is amazing glass thickets resemble a fantastic coral reef. In addition, each glass "blade" has its own personality, communicating using the refracted rays of light with its neighbors. Each of these amazing sculptures changes its appearance depending on the angle of view.
Glass, for all its beauty and fragility is a very difficult material to work. Working with them requires enormous effort, attention and knowledge of many technical characteristics of this material. To create only a small part of such a composition may require more than a month of hard work.
Work on the sculpture begins with the preparation of long, thin stems that can reach 20 meters in length. For small compositions can suffice and ten such tubes, and large sculpture may require up to 200 workpieces. Then, the resulting glass kilometers stalks are cut into pieces of desired length. The number of these pieces can reach several tens of thousands.
Then each glass "coral" or "blade of grass" should be given the required shape and fix in place. To this end, the glass must be heated again.
Despite the fact that working with hot glass must be very fast to assemble five square centimeters of sculpture takes at least 45 minutes.
It is surprising virtuoso sense of form and color, which has a Shine. Her sculptures, consisting of tens of thousands of individual parts, perceived by the eye is really as a whole. None of the glass blades are not distracting from the overall rhythm of movement, none of the glass tentacles does not color dissonance. Glass meadows really gently swaying in obedience to vanity fantastic invisible wind.
Schein says that for her visual concept of beauty has always been a fractal. "I simply take a lot of small parts, similar to the blade of grass curving in a particular rhythm, obeying the wind blows. Reducing the image, you can see the entire waveform. And when the image is enlarged, you can see every single blade of grass moving in the wind stream. "
One of the first works in this technique Schein became famous composition "Feed - June 2, 17:46." To create this masterpiece took two months of hard work and 40 000 individual elements. In 2003, the sculpture was exhibited at SOFA exhibition in New York, where she won the recognition and the first place. That's when Shaina decided to create a series of sculptures, similar to snapshots fantastic flow. The title of each cycle sculpture describes the movement and even the time when the "snapshot" was made.
The nature of the movement appears in the titles of the sculptures: Bypass, Statics, Coagulation, Feed. Rhythm and dynamics of these movements are quite different, and it immediately sees the viewer.
Shaina herself at one time seriously studied piano and has a rich experience of making music. Schein says that perceives the glass almost like music. "This habit came from reading the notes. Even when musical notation is removed from the eye, you still feel the melody in its visual incarnation. The closest language to pass a pattern, movement and pace, is a glass ground with his mobility and fluidity. "
When working on the creation of sculpture, Shain uses the unique properties of glass. Its glass stems have a special expressiveness. Forms that it gives them look completely revived. Under the hand of the sculptor unimaginable chaos of shapes, colors and light rays appear clearer and at the same time, the plastic composition.