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The Glass Figures by Daniel Arsham are Poetically Fractured

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: danielarsham and thisiscolossal
The Glass Figures by Daniel Arsham, an artist based in New York, is a sculpture series made out of shattered glass. As impossible as it may first seem, this grain-like material has not resulted in abstract forms. Instead, they have been expertly manipulated to take the shape of a human being. From 'The Explorer' to the 'Thinking Glass Figure' and 'Seated Glass Figure,' each sculpture is incredibly detailed and full of emotion.

Known for his use of basic materials, often devoid of color, the Glass Figures by Daniel Arsham shows that anything can make an idea come to life. In this case, the poetic use of shattered glass, which is held together by resin, can be regarded as addressing the concept of a human's existence in a world frought with trials and tribulations.