Unholy

Ella Faktorovich's avatar Ella Faktorovich

We live in a world where beauty, comfort, safety, and abundance have increasingly been peeled back to reveal dangers of unprecedented proportions. The possibility of suffering harm when we expect it the least has become the reality of life.  In my works, I seek to expose the menace hidden behind the gleaming exteriors, and bring it to the surface so that the fear of unexpected peril can be confronted and resolved. In this sculpture, the glass was put through flame of varying temperatures to activate copper particles embedded inside it and turn the glass from clear to red. I applied intense heat to liquefy the glass, altering its shape from rounded to sharp to uncover dangerous aggression behind its fragile beauty. By doing so, I acknowledge that binary opposites exist within each person, place, and event. Once the danger is no longer hidden, it can be accepted and its ability to frighten and intimidate can be stripped away.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 28in
  • Medium: glass and resin
  • Width: 50in
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 26in