Rene Culler  
About the Artist
Abstract Anthropomorphic Sculpture
Common Objects As Metaphor
The Importance of Process in the Work
My Methodology in Glass Sculpture
The Effect of Light
Sources of Inspiration
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My Methodology in Glass Sculpture

I blow from glass, simple vessel forms; bowls and cups. Driven by an idea, I use cold sculpting methods to alter the individual forms and surfaces of glass objects before the casting process is initiated. I seek to enhance the surface appearance and tactility. I attempt to engage the viewer to see and experience the completed objects with their sense of touch as well as with their sight when viewing the work. I create a composition with several objects "glued" together with wax. The composition is invested in a refractory mold and the glass is re-melted, or kiln-transformed, while additional glass is added. The wax melts away, glass fills the spaces vacated by the wax, and the forms are unified.

Rene Culler