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Blue Breastplate

14.00"W x 18.00"H x 4.0"D

$250 (Shipping Included)

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Jo Malik

NAPERVILLE, IL

Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: figurative, representational, mixed-media, glass

Media: glass, dichroic

Size: 14"W x 18"H x 4"D

Year Created: 2018

Ready to Hang

Dichroic and clear glass are layered over deep blue glass and slumped over a ceramic form I created. This Blue Breast Plate is ready to hang on the wall and protect your virtual heart from breaking.

I have always been fascinated with how things work. I would take apart or deconstruct toys, radios, old appliances and reassemble them, never finishing the same way they started. And I am fascinated by fire. I got caught many times using the burners on the stove to melt plastic straws and drip them on things. (I still have a scar on the back of my hand from a melted straw.) Fast forward a few years, and I bought a real torch, and started melting some really cool things, like copper, silver and gold; although, every now and then, I still like to melt a straw and drip the hot smelly plastic on stuff. I started making art from the things I break & take apart. Breaking glass & assembling it into something beautiful, using watch parts or old countertops to fashion a piece of jewelry, anything can be used to create. What starts out as an idea or vision soon becomes finessed into a three dimensional work of art, leaving a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment to replace the ethereal.

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