Posts Tagged "glass sculpture"

Inspiration in Art | Glass Sculpture | Bernard Katz

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Inspiration in Art | Glass Sculpture | Bernard Katz

The inspiration in art and in my own artwork, primarily in my glass sculpture, has for me been a tricky question.  Why? Probably the top question besides, “What is it?” that is often asked of an artist, would be, “What is your inspiration?” Whether it is a person writing an article about my artwork, or a curious person just making light conversation… I have had to answer that question countless times. It’s not that I don’t want to answer it, or that I don’t have an answer.  The question can be tricky because people generally want a short...

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Four Seasons Hotel | Fountain Restaurant | Glass Sculpture

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Four Seasons Hotel | Fountain Restaurant | Glass Sculpture

We are proud to announce that the glass sculpture by Bernard Katz is being exhibited at the Fountain Restaurant located in the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. Since the Fountain Restaurant is considered one of the city’s – and the country’s – best restaurants, we were honored to be asked to have our artwork represented in such a legendary place. Knowing the long standing reputation of this Philadelphia landmark, and knowing that our glass artwork would play an integral part in creating an ambiance that is expected by their clientele, we knew the choices for the work...

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When Craft becomes Art

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When Craft becomes Art

  Art vs. Craft – part three   In part one of Art vs. Craft; I rolled through some of the aspects for the term, “craft”. Good or bad, craft tends to rely more heavily on the mechanical end of the creative process – that is, the physical act of making something. In part two; I made my attempt at defining “art”, or more specifically, ” fine art”. Ambiguous terms such as the word “art”, are almost impossible to define in a concise way. That is why I believe the ambiguity of these words has been at the root in the questioning of...

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Fine Art – Concept gives Longevity

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Fine Art – Concept gives Longevity

     Art vs. Craft – part two   In part one of Art vs. Craft; I covered what craft is considered to be when working in mediums like glass or wood. I have been making what some people refer to as art glass and art glass sculpture for quite some time now. As an artist, sculptor, designer, and glass blower most of my life, I have seen and heard the word “art” used and attributed to more things than almost any other word I know… but what makes something art, or what is sometimes called “fine art“?  Fine Art – Concept gives Longevity. Fine art is an...

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Melange Series 9 Glass Sculpture

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Melange Series 9 Glass Sculpture

Melange Series 9 leaves the viewer to interpret the narrative from the  interaction between the sculptural glass forms. This hand blown art glass sculpture inspired by the sculptor Henry Moore, has been cold worked and sandblasted to create the translucent glow from within. This work is in private collection. Shown in tea color size: 19″ x 20″ x 11″  ...

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