Scottish artist Graham Muir creates gravity-defying sculptures inspired by ocean waves. They seem to be frozen at the perfect moment when reaching their highest point prior to their crash. In these works, Muir aims to “convey both the beauty but also the often frightening power of nature.” He achieves a chiseled and prismatic look on the surface of the glass using a technique he’s perfected over the course of ten years.
“I find glass to be a material that does not respond well to being dominated by the artist,” Muir says. “For me the concept of the work is just the starting point for a conversation between the artist’s idea and the material. The artist flags up the idea, the medium responds and the discussion begins. However the material must not dominate proceedings either and hot glass, as most who work in it know, can be very persuasive in having its own way. [h/t thisiscolossal.com]