These Glass Installations are Like Kaleidoscopes IRL
If you’re a fan of window decals or stained glass, then you’re going to love these glass installations by artist Chris Wood. While some artists prefer paint and a paintbrush, Wood prefers to use glass and light to create insanely hypnotic colors and shapes.
Wood doesn’t just use any old glass to create these mandala-like spectacles. She most often uses dichroic glass, which was actually invented by NASA. The glass has an optical coating that makes it appear as different colors and opacities depending on the angle you’re looking at it. Thus the sort of iridescent, kaleidoscope effect of Wood’s work. When you look at the pieces straight on, some of them even look like they’re floating!
This isn’t Woods’s first experiment with making art out of glass. It seems like she’s explored every possibility with the medium, yet keeps coming up with more elegantly simple masterpieces. She says, “My work aims to reveal the wonder and true magic of the phenomenon of light”
Check out more of Wood’s gallery of glass on her website.
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