I created a series of glass orbs then made a video of them to project on the wall. The orbs were featured in the Magical Glassology Show at the Holding House in Detroit (April 2017) and the College of Creative Studies Annual Student Exhibition (May 2017).
I blew large glass petals with metal bubbles that provided a reflective sheen. I then built a wooden frame for the 40′ x 40′ structure, and a 4 foot long kaleidoscope through which to view it. The piece was featured in the Student Exhibition Opening at the Taubman Center in Detroit (May 2017) and the Magical Glassology Show at the Holding House in Detroit (April 2017).
I blew the exterior of this biosphere as well as glass “coral reef” for the interior. The habitat was created for glass shrimp, who received their name due to their glass-like appearance. I used Neodynium, a glass that changes colors based on temperature, for the reef. In the future, I hope the color-changing materials will be used safely in reptile habitats to prevent disorders caused by lack of proper UV lighting exposure.