113 - Omer Arbel
113 is the result of a strand of new discoveries that are part of OAO’s ongoing research into the reciprocal relationship between glass and metals. Bronze alloy is poured into a hot blown glass vessel. The liquified metal, almost water-like in viscosity, washes across the glass surface of the inside of the vessel, assuming its form. When in contact with glass on the outward face, the bronze retains its brightness due to low exposure to oxygen. This brightness is contrasted by the inward metal face, which due to an
abundance of oxygen cools to a raw, matte black finish. Glass and metal cool at different rates, contracting, and the associated tensions separate them from each other, with the glass cracking away to reveal a cast metal echo of the itself. This newly developed process yields forms, metal combinations and surfaces that would be impossible to achieve with any other methodology.