Simone Crestani Creates Blown Glass Sculptures That Look Like Ghosts Of Nature

Nature, to the mind of the artisan Simone Crestani, has an “imperfect elegance.” If you want to find out what he means by that, you got to take a look at the beautiful his Blown Glass Sculptures. The pieces of art look exotic in their biotic forms.

If you examine Crestani’s blown glass collection, you’ll see a diverse representation of the things in nature. There are organic objects, and they amazingly come to life. The artist also showcases flora and fauna in his sculptures made of borosilicate glass.

The subjects, though flawed, come to life as elegant decorative structures. Some of them are representations of a bonsai tree. These glass sculptures show the twisted features of the tree, and yet it looks mesmerizing as you see the bubbles and molecules clustered in irregular but somewhat harmonious patterns.

Yes, it’s quite a juxtaposition. But that’s precisely the theme which Crestani loves to explore. Indeed, the results are imperfectly elegant. The artist explains as follows:

“In my works, I love to see coexistence between fragile form and concrete details, hard contours, and harmony of elegance. Glass is the perfect material to sum up these contrasts.”

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As he said, artworks made of blown glass would never come out “perfect.” Nonetheless, that’s the very reason why the juxtaposition works—why the Simeon Crestani blown glass sculptures are imperfect but elegant at the same time.

“I shape the material, but the end result has an identity of its own. I help it to grow, and wait until it gives me an indication of the equilibrium that will allow it to express itself.”

To see more from the Simone Crestani Blown Glass Sculptures collection, check out the artisan’s website.

Simeone Crestani takes inspiration from the “imperfect elegance” that characterizes nature and wields blown glass sculptures that are far from being lifeless.

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two simone crestani blown glass sculptures

 

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little trees from simone crestani blown glass sculptures

 

pulled tree from simone crestani blown glass sculptures

 

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simone crestani blown glass sculptures trees by the moonlight

 

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simone crestani blown glass sculptures two trees

 

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simone crestani blown glass sculptures preying bird

 

three simone crestani blown glass sculptures

 

simone crestani blown glass sculptures goat head

 

simone crestani blown glass sculptures goat head by the window

 

simone crestani blown glass sculptures with bird in frame

 

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Source: Simone Crestani