How can one rest in a petrified forest?
Loher’s new glass series is inspired by the shape of a neuron - the basic building block of the nervous system. At the center of the hand-blown glass sculpture, the glass is magnified to represent the nucleus, the core of the cell where we form our DNA.
Peering into the nucleus tiny creatures float to form the chemical formulas found in medications to treat mental disorders such as Depression, ADHD and Insomnia. Dancing pills provoke the viewer to contemplate on how drugs may affect the mind. As the pills move away from the screen, human faces appear in a lab-like surrounding as they gaze to the viewer.
To create these moving images Loher and the Videoplanet-team staged choreographed dance with back light in the bird’s eye view and experimented with various new techniques in their Video-laboratory.
Michiko Sakano and her team making glass sculptures at Urban Glass, New York.