Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistJDC Roman CollectionGlassArt
Description Humpback Whale Glass Sculpture is blown hollow borosilicate (Pyrex) glass with solid clear sandblasted coral. It stands 15-3/4' high from the top of the base, and 8-1/4' width from fin to fin. Flameworked glass by JDC Roman.
JDC Roman, Eddyville, OR Member Since June 2007 Artist Statement My name is JDC Roman, and I was born in the summer of 1969. I currently live in Eddyville, Oregon, nestled away in the woods with my fiance' and 2 Akita-Wolves. I have a large home studio, where I spend most of my time creating. Glass has chosen me to be her apprentice, and I have been her loving student. I have been blowing glass for a third of my life now, honing my skills with solid and hollow shapes. Over the years, I've learned many different techniques that add to my palette of creativity. One of them being what I call "the dance of the elements": Utilizing the way heat rises and gravity falls, combined with marvering and carving, adding and removing, hot and cold points, centrifugal force, fire polishing, and axis shifts. Some of these techniques need to be executed simultaneously in a 1-2 second margin. That makes for quite the dance to behold. You might find yourself dreaming about blowing glass if you watched it being done once or twice. It's completely mesmerizing how it forms from nothing into something. Second by second taking on different shapes, like evolution itself happening before your eyes. You really see the similarities between the shapes of nature, morphing from one into another with a flick of the wrist, like a magic wand. And to think, it all came from sand. Limitless are its creative potentials. I've dedicated my life to unlocking some of its mysteries, knowing that I certainly couldn't unlock all of them in several lifetimes. This may be unappealing to some, but for me it's absolutely intriguing.
I am looking forward to expanding my online collection for your viewing and collecting pleasure. There are many different concepts and ideas I have for sculptural and functional art forms. Fusing organic forms with abstract is my calling for the moment, so please check back with my site, www.lunaangelica.com regularly and keep up with my progress. Please don't hesitate to Contact Me for any comments and/or questions you may have. Thank you for reading my bio.