The Brooklyn-based artist Dustin Yellin was commissioned by the New York City Ballet to install a amazing series of his figurative collages. The artist refers to the sculptures as Psycho geographies because they feel like maps of the psyche. Dustin says His glass sculptures decorated the historic Lincoln Center with their luminosity, transparency, and colorful ornamentation to coincide with New York City Ballet‘s winter season.
Ten modular glass blocks that together measure 20 feet long. Yellin encased layers of translucent glass sheets and created human silhouettes by suspending thousands of mixed-media details between them. “3,000-pound microscope slides with humans trapped inside, but the humans are made up of cut-up books and magazines, art history books, encyclopedias, trash he finds in the street.” The figures were painstakingly put together to mimic ballet dancers’ natural moves, tying two artistic practices together. Literally showing the fall of humanity from the tip of a glass-encased mountain to the depths of a turbulent sea.
Here are some of the remarkable art by Dustin Yellin. You can see more artwork on his Instagram page.