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Smashing, smoldering, scorching … burning, blinding, fusing … glowing, shimmering … ILLUMINATED.
 

My name is Anna Curnes, and I play with fire.

 
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HAVE A SNEAK PEAK AT MY process

(cos it’ll blow your mind)


I play with sharp objects…

 
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Smashing…

sheets of colored glass. A million pieces. I take the broken fragments and create beauty from brokenness.

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Smoldering…

fusing the glass in the flame. I slowly increase the temperature, from moderately hot to blistering heat. The glass hits a threshold, gives in and starts…

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Melting...

a dance of the elements. The
glass has a life of its own – praying the
glass will do what I asked it to do. I can
lovingly guide it towards a certain shape
but the glass decides.

 

I play with fire…

 
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Twirling…

molten glass as flowy as spun honey, onto the end of my punty. Searing hot to the touch, I continue to spin and keep my distance. Patiently waiting for the glass to cool...

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Sculpting…

and tweaking the glass into shapes and contours. They bit by bit form ethereal glass sculptures (with a life of their own) as they head into the annealer...

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Flickering…

the heat intentionally slowly, slowly comes down over an entire day. I open the kiln. Glistening, sparkly sculptures. Ready to create.

Two dangerous efforts combineD


When I combine the fused and hot glass into my creations, it blows my mind. It's life, it's grief, it's God. It’s my way to take the emotions, the turmoil and broken bits of life, and turn them into the beauty hope embodies.  


 

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