by Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 1 July 2014

New Zealand-based artist Ben Young created these beautiful glass sculptures that are reminiscent of his home near the picturesque Bay of Plenty. A surfer and a professional boat builder, the artist has spent many years perfecting the craft of taking sheets of glass and turning them into miniature representations of the ocean’s fluidity.

While one might believe Young fashioned these seascapes using high-tech machinery like 3D printing, it’s amazing to find out he does it all by hand! He first sketches the design, then constructs the models, before hand-cutting the sheets and laminating them.

‘When lit from beneath, the light reflects and gives off the illusion of the piece being brought to life’, Young says. ‘I hope viewers might imagine the work as something ‘living’ that creates the illusion of space, movement, depth and sense of spatial being. I like to play with the irony between the glass being a solid material and how I can form such natural and organic shapes’.

You can see more of Ben Young’s work over on his Facebook and Tumblr.

Via This Is Colossal