Posted: July 2, 2014
Ben Young can transform glass into seawater. Well, almost, anyway.
The 31-year-old self-taught artist has made a name for himself creating intricate glass sculptures that uncannily resemble moving water. Young crafts his sculptures -- all painstakingly made and planned by hand (no computers or other high-tech equipment!) -- by layering sheets of gleaming glass, one on top of the next.
“I work with 2D shapes and have to figure out how to translate that into a 3D finished product," Young said, per his website. "I love watching … the different way the light plays inside the glass. I love the liquid qualities the glass brings with it. It enables me to play with lighting and watch the glass react."
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