Mark Levy Sculpture
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“BLUE NEBULA” Blue Nebula after firnin BLUE NEBULA FINISHED
“BLUE NEBULA”
In process - before firing
“BLUE NEBULA”
In process - after firing
“BLUE NEBULA”
Finished detail, Cast Pyrex

 

Technique

Like the early glass masters of Europe, Levy begins with a spark of imagination, a concept and a simple sketch.  With an inexhaustible palette of fusible glass colors, Levy blends various techniques of glass forming to create his unique sculptures.  Cast glass as well as dichroic stringers, blown or hot formed glass, and other specially created pieces are then assembled; bricks are placed in the kiln to form the outline for the sculpture.  Levy then begins to build, layer by layer, shape by shape until satisfied.  The kiln is closed and heated to temperatures above 1400 degrees and then annealed sometimes for to two to three weeks.  When the piece is cooled and removed, Levy uses stone carving tools and diamond-covered wheels to shape, carve and polish, trusting his training and intuition, appreciating the science and technology of the process, and in awe of the limitless possibilities for the medium.  

Mark Levy’s art is both captivating and compelling and he’s currently casting borosilicate glass that allows large glass sculptures to be displayed outside or can be used instead of stained glass windows or even table tops.

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"Mystic Sea"
In process - before firing
"Mystic Sea"
In process - after firing
"Mystic Sea"
Finished detail, Cast Glass