I discovered the work of glass artist Steffen Dam a few weeks ago durin a visit to the Heller Gallery, and promptly wrote his name down as an artist to learn more about. Glass has a long history of being used to replicate forms in nature, and I love the way that Dam has created his own naturalistic shapes and displayed them as scientific specimens. These pieces are even more breathtaking in person.
Specimen Panel. Glass/metal, 20 X 20 X 8 inches. Courtesy of the Heller Gallery.
Fossil Panel. Glass/metal, 22 X 40 X 8 inches. Courtesy of the Heller Gallery.
The Origin of the Species. Glass/metal, 48 X 43 X 7 inches. Courtesy of the Heller Gallery.