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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The Importance of Process in the Work

Glass is a changeling material as the plastic material cools in the definition of form. Blown forms evolve through trial by fire or kiln transformation to achieve a "history." Kiln transformation is a process which I developed and is unique to my work. Compositions develop through process, as glass segments are "nested" and fused within the refractory mold. Evidence of process is important to the philosophy of the work, it conveys pathos for what was once or might have been. Transience of beauty and the awareness of mortality are analogous to the fired, textural vessel. To paraphrase, the French sculptor Auguste Rodin: "There is nothing as beautiful as a beautiful thing ruined."

Rene Culler