Alex Ubatuba’s Glass ‘Living Light Sculptures’

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Alex Ubatuba’s glass “Living Light Sculptures” series recalls both real-life bioluminescent organisms and otherworldly flora and fauna. The glass artist has been developing this specific set of works over the last few years. This surprisingly calming work has found its way at major shows and art fairs, Burning Man, and beyond.

“The process is dangerous, laborious, and extremely technical. Assembling boroscillicate glass on this scale can be unpredictable because of the lack of collective knowledge in these fields, a lot of the process is done with trial and error,” his project says. “Alex chooses to frost the finished pieces to enhance the glass’s amazing ability to diffuse light. The pieces are lit from within by LED lights that are programmable and have a wide spectrum of color palettes and patterns. Displays can be custom built to accommodate and accentuate any space.”

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#burningman2013 This is Radiant Offering alongside Luminous Rain. These two pieces were displayed at the Fractal Planet production with the @tribe13artcollective. The space was incredible, so many top shelf artists displaying their work inside of a 80’ projection mapped dome. I was lucky to be invited back by @ancientdigital. Radiant Offering has collaborative components from @buckglass @calmbo and @sweaterkingpin. Luminous Rain was made with the help of @calmbo @bmftglassarts and @mikeshelbo. Shout out to @scoot_dub for making these ideas into reality. Maybe someday a secure space will rise up to show another large scale glass art display safely on the playa! 📸 by @transmuteglass #fractalplanet #livinglightsculpture #ledart #lightsculpture #tribe13 #playaart #ufo

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