Matthew Szosz
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expandable

The expandable series is created through the unfolding of fused glass at temperature, creating complex three dimensional forms from two dimensional patterns.

Retiarius

Retiarius

Brontes

Brontes

Corona

Corona

Snare

Snare

EUPLECTELLA

Euplectella may be seen as a part of the Expandables series, but has significant differences from the objects produced using the same technique. The creation of each Euplectella is a unique event, as the unfolded piece can be neither annealed or preserved. Over the 20 minutes following its unfolding the piece slowly and musically breaks apart, in a poignant cycle of birth, growth, and decay.