Similar to collage, Amber Cowan remixes and combines vintage glass pieces by “flameworking, blowing, and hot-sculpting” them into new creations. In her recent work, pieces that span centuries combine for intricate, mythological works. Cowan was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
“[Her] work asks universal questions about rebirth, knowledge, desire and the transformative powers of labor and imagination,” a recent statement says. Her pieces are made by re-working pressed glassware produced by some of the best known, but now-defunct, American glass factories. Simultaneously patriotic and subversive, Cowan’s objects explore the texture of material seduction and recount the history of US glass manufacturing; tracinging its rise, glory and demise and its influence on society.”
See more of her recent work below.