Segmentation: The Absolutely Breathtaking Glass Sculptures of Jiyong Lee!

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Carbondale, Illinois, Korean, based artist Jiyong Lee uses a special glass technique called cold working to create his unusual segmented sculptures inspired by the growth of cells. The artworks, part of a series called Segmentation, are created without glass blowing or kilns, but instead through a labor-intensive process of cutting, sanding, laminating, and carving.

The segmented, geometrical forms of his work represent cells, embryos, biological and molecular structures, each symbolizing the building blocks of life as well as the starting point of life. His extraordinary attention to the use of color and translucency in each object creates surprising optical effects.

He most recently had a solo exhibition with Clara Scremini Gallery in Paris, and you can see many more of his pieces on Artsy.

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