The ‘Buoy’ started as my interpretation of Styrofoam markers that are used by working fishermen to signal route, net or trap. Shaped by the power of an unforgiving sea, juxtaposed with names and identifiers scrawled by industrious working hands. The floats are objects, which describe a legacy of both nature and personal history. The buoys become both a referential object and a contained universe. Interpreted in cast glass, they take on the mantle of symbolic markers, accessible to all who search, always bringing us back to the exact location we left them. Or at least giving us faith that we can return to a place that we once had visited. It truly is amazing to be able to revisit a precise spot in an ocean so vast with few visual references for guidance.
艺术家简介 About The Artist
Born in 1954,Weinberg represents the next generation of studio glass artists. In the early 1970s, Weinberg also studied ceramics at Alfred, but he soon switched over to glass, working with studio glass pioneer Andre Billeci, and the Scottish artist Eric Hilton, who had come to Alfred from London’s Royal College of Art.
Upon his graduation in 1979, Weinberg began to build his studio practice, and in his case, he literally built it, starting with the development and construction of his studio equipment. Although popular now, Weinberg’s interest in kiln-casting and in cutting and polishing glass was quite uncommon in American studio glass of the late 1970s.
Over the 30 years that Weinberg has been working with glass, he has made a living as an independent artist and he has worked as a designer for various companies.