Weston Lambert is a recent graduate from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. When I heard this, I immediately imagined a young surf sun worshipper, not a glass sculptor! He might be both, right...? He is definitely well-schooled in the practice of glass sculpture, with attendances at Dale Chihuly's Pilchuck Glass School and the Glass Furnace in Istanbul. Lambert's works use glass and stone to document the passage of time. In his statement, he writes that the glass and stone he works with represent geological sedimentation as a natural record of time. This must be undoubtedly so, because it takes an awful lot of time to so perfectly laminate one sheet of glass after another and incorporate beautiful pieces of stone along the process. Oh, and then, there's the grinding and polishing aspect...not at all a work of instant gratification. The resulting works are captivating in every manner. From a distance, his works look like pools of mysterious liquid frozen by surrounding light and space. On closer inspection, the optical tricks of glass against glass draw the viewer into a seemingly unending play of more light and new found depths. While most of his works require an intimate viewing, all his work incorporates surprising finesse and understanding of the material of glass in his oeuvre.
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