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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 68 UNEXPECTED ART FORMS

Shattered Glass

THE ART OF BARRY LE VA

 

Barry Le Va creates sculptures such as “One Edge, Two Corners; On Center Shattered” by dropping heavy weights onto arranged panes of glass. One would assume that the resulting aesthetics would be largely the product of happenstance.

 

Despite their chaotic appearance, however, such arrangements are meticulously orchestrated. Many of Le Va’s works are, in fact, planned in drawings ahead of time (perhaps a carryover from the artist’s initial education as an architect)10. While the particular snowflake of fissures and cracks produced in the glass is unique to every work, ...

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