9/18- Artist Interview- Maccabee Shelley

Today was probably one of my favorite artist interviews thus far. All of the pieces this artist showcased were a treat for the eye and it was absolutely impossible to choose just one, so i took pictures of all of them. Upon first glance you ask yourself “What the hell?” but then… you listen to the artist describe these blobs of colorful glass and plastic and you realize that something that is “nothing” in particular is actually a lot of awesome things combined. Shelley described these pieces as cultural, the glass and plastic bottles he melted down into amazing shapes and forms are a huge part of history, innovations for their time.

Shelley melts these down and describes it as him being able to create a shape but at the same time the combination of materials makes its own shape, different every single time. the end product is a combination dangerous and at the same time fragile materials, in some places opaque and in others completely transparent.

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