A Chinese steelyard, which was commonly used in traditional markets, hangs in the air with the weight attached to a shiftable copper tube by a chain on one side, and a vessel is hooked onto the other side of the steelyard. The piece swings and trembles with air.
I take the copper tube, moving it to the right and to the left, trying to find the pivot point. The weight of the vessel seems imperceptible. Seeing my reflection on the surface of the glass, I asked myself puzzled “Where is balance?” I lift both of my hands, the piece wobbles, then stops. It is the weight of serenity.
We use words to make glass.
A class in Pilchuck Session 1.
Lead by David Schnuckel. Team with David Fox, Janeill Besecker, David Fox.
You can still see the solidified ripple and deliberate words engraved on this delicate paper.
Contrasting the transparent paper, the dark ink traces out the words that I want to say to you..
It’s full moon today.
Zhen Zhen & Ying Chiun Lee
Instructor: Matteo Tagliapietra & Roberto Beltrami
Site: Pilchuck swimming pool
The style of “Volta”ーThe steps a team takes to complete a piece. With the teachers`s guidance, 7 students explored and experiment to deconstruct and reinvent Muranese archetypes such as the Venetian chandelier. Working to redesign and refabricate these archetypes into a collective piece and installation.