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Beautiful New Mexico Series Josh Simpson Art Glass Bowl

Beautiful New Mexico Series Josh Simpson Art Glass Bowl
Beautiful New Mexico Series Josh Simpson Art Glass Bowl
Beautiful New Mexico Series Josh Simpson Art Glass Bowl

Beautiful New Mexico Series Josh Simpson Art Glass Bowl
From an Austin Estate comes this great Josh Simpson glass bowl. It has no cracks or chips. Signed and dated on the bottom.

Rough on the inside like the surface of a planet. It is 9 3/4 across. As an artist I have toured and photographed nuclear power plants.

One of the most profoundly fascinating things I witnessed was Cherenkov radiation, which appears as an incredibly pure blue light emitted from uranium fuel rods glowing below 40 feet of crystal clear water within the core of a nuclear reactor. This radioactive light is as beautiful to me as a candle flame must be to a moth.

I resolved somehow to re-create that intense blue color in my glass. New Mexico glass is as close as I can get to the color of Cherenkov radiation; it also reminds me of the sky on a perfect summer night.

I had never been to New Mexico when I created this glass, but that was how I imagined the color. Sometimes the patterning looks like the ocean during a storm, with swirling waters and crashing waves.

At other times, I can make it look like a Hubble Space Telescope photo taken of another galaxy. I make New Mexico glass by melting metallic silver onto the molten surface of a dark glass. As I form each piece, I carefully control the temperature and flow of oxygen and propane into the glass furnace, thereby enhancing and enriching the color. If you hold one of these pieces up to a bright light, instead of the peacock blue color you will see that it transmits red or dark purple - a distinctive property of dichroic glass. The item "Beautiful New Mexico Series Josh Simpson Art Glass Bowl" is in sale since Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Studio/ Handcrafted Glass". The seller is "vfw" and is located in Round Rock, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Age: Post-1940
  • Maker: Josh Simpson
  • Composition: Glass
  • Type: Bowl
  • Main Color: Blue
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Brand: Josh Simpson


Beautiful New Mexico Series Josh Simpson Art Glass Bowl