Someone once said, “Science is a ladder which you can climb rung by rung, but art has wings.”—Stanislav Libenský
The internationally acclaimed artists Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová have pioneered, explored, developed, and defined cast glass as a medium for contemporary sculpture.
Heart/Red Flower was created for the Czech embassy in New Delhi, India. The New Delhi project, completed in 1974, included seven glass sculptures in addition to molded glass skylights.
Libenský and Brychtová’s sculptures are cast in a technique called mold melting, in which chunks of glass are allowed to soften and melt into molds inside a large kiln. After the firing is complete, the sculpture is gradually cooled and then intensively cut, ground, and polished. The internal veiling in this sculpture is a result of the casting process.