Artist Richard Remsen on WCSH6.com
Farnsworth Museum Featuring Rockport Glassblower's Work
“The material ignites the imagination, the color creates the excitement.”
- Richard Furneaux Remsen, Artist
Welcome to GlassClaws.com, the online home of Rockport, Maine glass artist Richard Remsen's stunning glass lobster claw installation.
"Richard Remsen's glass and metal sculptures at once embody a sense of mystery, elegance, fantasy and humor. His lures and fish forms shimmer as though moving through sun-dappled water, visible just below the surface.
Remsen's major installation piece, Glass Claws-Pulse Point, 2007, explores the fantastic on a grand scale, using a seemingly haphazard pile of variously-colored blown-glass lobster claws as its central motif. The richly-hued and textured refuse heap levitates above the floor on cantilevered plate glass sheets, themselves infused with x-ray-cat scans of actual lobster claws.
Floating on top of images of their prototypes, the claws are a beautiful oddity. Like an archeological shell midden, the large mound of 'discarded shellfish' evokes a sense of wonder about its origins. The installation seems to reference the awe of discovery -- the unexpected, fantastic discards and their cold, analytical underpinnings."
- Lora Urbanelli - Director of the Farnsworth Museum
Get a look at how these tributes to Maine’s favorite crustacean are created.
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