Monday, February 8, 2016 7:30 PM Scottsdale Ranch Clubhouse 10585 N. 100th St. Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Glass Alliance is very proud to host a presentation by David Bennett, the internationally known glass and metal sculptor, on Monday evening, February 8, at the Scottsdale Ranch clubhouse. David is a unique individual who spent the first half of his professional life as a very successful trial attorney in Seattle, but then followed his passion to become a glass and metal sculptor who won international recognition and acclaim. Although David will tell you he recently retired, in fact he continues to create sculptures in bronze.
David first became known for his lifelike, very dramatic glass horse head sculptures, then moved on to sculptures of full horses created from glass and metal, and finally wonderful glass and metal sculptures of dancers and acrobats, which uniquely capture the feeling and spirit of motion in a static object. As David himself describes his work: “As we’ve stretched the technical processes of blowing glass into metal, I’ve had more and more artistic freedom. Our figures can be lighter and wilder in their motions, and we’ve become able to manipulate the glass around its armatures in increasingly playful ways. As this happened a new quality arose in my work; it has become more fluid. I think these new figures have the effect of not only capturing the dancers’ motion, but of infusing them with the motion of the glass. It is liquid and shimmering. The metal structures—rigid and formal in a way that glass alone can’t be—literally allow us to build a cage that holds glass shooting through the air. And the glass animates these formal structures with its fluidity; it’s like a photograph of water frozen for a second in the air. It’s an effect that I don’t think one could capture with any other medium.”
For more info on David and his work take a look at his website, www.bennettglassart.com.
This event will be held at the Scottsdale Ranch clubhouse, which is located at 10585 N. 100th Street in Scottsdale, on 100th Street just south of Shea, and will begin at 7:30 PM. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to get to know David as the unique, fascinating, funny and charming individual and artist that he is.