Ben Young, a self-taught artist based in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, creates spectacular glass sculptures of crystal clear sea and waterbody scenarios. He also uses concrete and metal as raw material to compose his handmade pieces.
“The way I use the glass enables me to portray so many different elements of my conceptual ideas. Lighting plays a large part in the presentation of my pieces. When lit from beneath, the light reflects and gives off the illusion of the piece being brought to life. I hope viewers might imagine the work as something ‘living’ that creates the illusion of space, movement, depth and sense of spatial being. I like to play with the irony between the glass being a solid material and how I can form such natural and organic shapes.” – Ben Young.