Syed Ahmad

Salisbury, NC | Exhibiting Since 2016

I hand cut big sheets of glass with varying thicknesses using a glass cutter/scorer and other hand tools, into smaller shapes which I stack into a collage of cut pieces of glass. This collage of clear, black and dichroic glass is placed in a kiln and fired at about 1400° Fahrenheit. They turn into red hot viscous liquid, melting, flowing and fusing into one thick solid piece of glass. The layering of colored glass, separated by clear glass, gives the finished work great depth. The intense, dynamic colors are achieved by using the interference colors of dichroic glass which compels you to look deeply into the piece while observing the changing hues as you move across it, giving the piece the illusion of movement.