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Glass sculptures based on the Fibonacci theory by Jack Storms

Glass Sculptures Based On The Fibonacci Theory By Jack Storms

Storms specializes in both geometric and representational glass sculptures. Some of his work can be figurative as well as abstract. Storms works with three different types of glass: optical crystal, lead crystal, and dichroic glass. He cuts and stacks slivers of dichroic glass and glues them with a special two part epoxy to achieve a "floating core look," he then layers optic or crystal glass around the first structure, then hand sculpts it into a specific shape. It can take more than ten weeks to produce one piece. Storms' work has been praised for demanding both artistic creativity and mathematical exactitude. He uses the Fibonacci theory at the core of every one of his designs.
In 2011, the Harrington Art Partnership commissioned Storms to create a large glass bell for public display at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton, California. The five hundred pound, two-foot tall Firehouse Crystal Bell is an allusion to the art gallery's history as the city's first fire station and it was created in part to honor past firefighters. The bell is composed of over eight thousand pieces of glass and features the use of starphire glass in addition to the other three glasses that Storms works with. Storms spent approximately two years working on the optic bell for the Harrington Art Partnership.
In 2012, Douglas Biro commissioned Storms to create a work of art that commemorates Derek Jeter's historic 3000th hit. The Optic Crystal Baseball Bat was designed from three thousand pieces of glass. The work is privately owned and on display in Jeter's home. The Carmel Valley Rotary Club commissioned Storms to create a sculpture as a gift to President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo to mark the opening of the first blood bank in Africa.

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