Focusing on a single fundamental form, the sphere, we expanded on an idea that began as 'Abaco', a lamp we made for Venini in 1998. Its concept evolved to become one of our most ambitious and varied series of work since we came to glass in 1979.
With these pieces we moved to free standing sculpture in two media, glass and metal. The core of the Spheres series is the metal spine: the weaving, undulating, linear element that provides the structure of the work. The glass gives it freedom, imagination, life and buoyant exuberance. Our explorations in color and cutting are applied in multiple combinations of size, texture and pattern. Each element tells a story from sphere to sphere, a conversation as if in a musical score. The whole is meant to be make you laugh and delight in the play of the sculptural form of light and color.
The sphere is a fundamental and ubiquitous shape in our world and universe. It acts here as a building block for an image, a play on the things, beings and activities that shape our everyday world.
View some of our sphere installations and commissions here.