‘The World Around Us: Inspiration from the Natural Landscape’ by Thomas Spake

“Beauty can be found in many different places on our planet,” said Thomas Spake, “from the sandy ocean floor, to mountainous peaks, and from the arid deserts to the lush jungles. I find glass to be a very impressionable material. It has the ability to be transparent, translucent or opaque, giving it the capacity to mimic the world around us: water, clouds, rock, forests and mountains.” I love the approach Spake takes to create his art. He travels, he sees and he experiences. Then, he photographs. Only when back in the studio does he reveal what that inspiration has bought forth. The result is nature in glass, expressed.

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‘The World Around Us: Inspiration from the Natural Landscape’ by Thomas Spake

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

 

 

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