This Sculptural Installation Was Made from Over 3,000 Glass Orbs

By: David Ingram - Oct 14, 2015
References: wolfgangbuttress & mymodernmet
Artist Wolfgang Buttress has created this stunning glass art installation resembling a gigantic white dandelion.

Buttress created this floating orb from 3,115 hand-blown glass lights lit by fiber optic cables to create a stunning glowing effect. The white dandelion sculpture titled 'Lucent' currently resides in the lobby of the John Hancock Center in Chicago, and is suspended over a black reflective pool that adds to the piece's remarkable visual element.

Besides resembling the white seeds of a dandelion, this magnificent art piece is also meant to mimic the stars in the universe. Buttress worked with astrophysicist Dr. Daniel Bayliss to help ensure a spatial accuracy in his piece, and the number of glass tipped orbs actually reflects the number of stars visible from the earth's Northern hemisphere.