Thursday, December 9, 2010

Glass Wunderkammer

Danish artist Steffen Dam works wonders in glass to create masterful, luminuous art, like glass wunderkammer (or cabinets of curiousity). His subject matter are precisely what every wunderkammer collector would want: botanicals, bottled marine creatures including jellyfish, fossils, egg specimens, though these specimens have been gathered from within his own mind, inspired but not dictated by natural history. This creative area where art meets science is where I want to live. They make me wish I knew how to work in glass.

Biological Panel, blue. 2009.

The secret life of plants. 2006.

SMALL BOX 2. 2010.
glass/wood/lighting fixture
12 X 12 X 9 in. (30.48 X 30.48 X 22.86 cm)

12 JARS. 2009.
14 3/4 X 41 X 9 3/4 inches

Marine Group. Commision for The Museum of Art and Design. New York, NY, USA.

19 X 35 X 8 in. (48.26 X 88.9 X 20.32 cm)

EGG BLOCK. 2010.
8 1/2 X 14 X 1 1/2 in. (21.59 X 35.56 X 3.81 cm)

Find more wonderous things at his site or at theHeller Gallery {via Lady Lavona's Cabinet of Curiosities}

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