Glass artist, Claire Kelly, creates mesmerizing animal sculptures out of glass. Her works also aims to raise awareness about the serious problems our environment faces today.
“My sculptures tell a story about the fragility and conservation of these small worlds as well as describing their role in a grander scheme. We live in a time when our smallest decisions can affect our environment in unpredictable ways and as a conscientious inhabitant I am constantly weighing my choices and attempting to choose the lesser evil,” Kelly wrote on her website.
As for the process, Kelly’s work is a combination of conventional Venetian glassblowing and various cold working processes. Her artworks are inspired by mid-century Venetian Masters such as Napoleone Martinuzzi and Carlo Scarpa, and contemporary masters such as Dick Marquis and Toots Zynsky.
The Rhode Island-based artist usually works with cane and murrini techniques and she’s interested in exploring the language of line, pattern, and color.