Reaching Out – Manuel Sarmiento
Recycled Steel Sculpture
15.5″H x 10.5″W x 4″D
Hand Blown Glass Vase
This vessel is made with filigrana murrini, a technique that employs glass rods of different color that are fused together with clear glass and then stretched. Once stretched, it is cut into small tiles. The tiles are then pieced together like a puzzle to crate the pattern for the vase. A ball of hot glass is rolled over the patterned tiles and from there the vase is blown and shaped. One can look through the “holes” in this piece to the other side of the vase. The overall visual impact is stunning, making this vase an ideal centerpiece for any room.
Framed 12 x 29″
Polymer Clay Relief Sculpture
“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over…” Luke 6: 38
I chose to use flowers to describe the fragrance of giving and the abundance of the return to the giver!