Artist Jiyong Lee Creates Beautiful ‘Cell Division’ Translucent Glass Sculptures
Carbondale, Ilinois-based glass artist Jiyong Lee took his love for cells/cell division and translated it into beautifully colorful glass sculptures. These geometric works are contradictory due to the fact that they are intricate yet incredibly simple at the same time, mirroring life in many ways. The artist says on his website,
"The segmentation series is inspired by my fascination with science of cell, its division and the journey of growth that starts from a single cell and goes through a million divisions to become a life. I work with glass that has transparency and translucency, two qualities that serve as perfect metaphors for what is known and unknown about life science. The segmented, geometrical forms of my work represent cells, embryos, biological and molecular structures—each symbolizing the building blocks of life as well as the starting point of life."