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Katherine Gray is the artist of Forest Glass, one of the Museum's new sculptures in the recently reinstalled Contemporary Glass Gallery. Forest Glass consists of three "trees" made of everyday drinking glasses stacked on Plexiglas shelves with steel supports. The glasses are arranged on the shelves by color to form the outline of a simplified tree with green leaves and a brown trunk. As she demonstrates in this video, she is a skilled glassblower who could have made the components of Forest Glass herself. Instead she chose to use only found or “pre-existing” glasses that she bought at thrift stores (both locally and in LA, where she lives and works) and on eBay - to make us think about the destruction that is inherent in the process of creation.
Produced in conjunction with the event "2300°", held at The Corning Museum of Glass on March 18, 2010.
Katherine Gray, glass artist.
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Free 2300° events take place several times each year at the Museum, featuring live music, hot glassmaking, and great food and drink. Visit www.cmog.org/2300 to learn more.
Katherine Gray talks about her work, her demonstration at the March 2010 2300° event, and her new installation in the Museum's Contemporary Glass Gallery.