Jack Storms: A Cold Glass Sculptor — One of Only Three in the US!
|HENDERSON, Nev., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Cold-glass sculpture artist extraordinaire Jack Storms has achieved recognition in both the public arena and the demanding world of fine art since he opened his own studio in 2004. Storms works in the very rare medium of cold-glass art and is one of three cold glass sculptors in the United States.To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/jack-storms-a-cold-glass-sculptor—-one-of-only-three-in-the-us-147604755.html
A true pioneer in the cold-glass world, Storms’ award-winning work is sought by discriminating collectors around the world and has been commissioned for award ceremonies, as commemorative pieces and even as an emissarial gift to the President of Nigeria. Storms is one of the best-selling glass artists in the country today. Currently, there is a waiting list of up to six months for some of his pieces.
Drawing inspiration from both his heart and his mind when conceiving his artistic designs, Storms uses the theory of Fibonacci at the heart of each lead crystal sculpture. Fibonacci is a great mathematician that articulated the natural math seen in nature. Storms believes natural beauty is created, not manufactured. From the repetition florets of a flower to the scales of a pineapple’s skin, Fibonacci numbers are found in the pattern of growth of every living thing in nature.
He combines pure, lead crystal and dichroic glass through a cold-glass production process. These beautifully reflective, hand-sculpted pieces begin with a core of dichroic glass pieces; each cut, polished and laminated until they shine like mirrors. This core is then wrapped in sculpted, optic glass which refracts the light passing through the pieces and creates a beautiful, hypnotic light show of fire and ice colors. This sculpture process is incredibly intense and physically challenging. In the entire world, there are only a handful of fine glass artisans working in this medium. It can take up to ten weeks to create just one of these amazing designs, and even longer for large and specialized pieces.