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​Ben Young’s glass sculpture collection Sentiments of the Sublime plays with the transparent characteristics of glass to transform it into topographical scenes of water.

New Zealand-based sculptor Ben Young has spent most of his life in the beautiful Bay of Plenty in North Island. The local landscape and the surrounding ocean have inspired him for his new sculpture collection Sentiments of the Sublime. The natural shapes of the water and land are interpreted in glass, and then decorated with figurines of boats, lighthouses and palm trees to create a realistic but at the same time dreamy scene.

For his sculptures Young first draws them by hand and makes models. Only after reaching a maturity in his creative process he starts working with the actual material. His works are hand cut and handcrafted from clear sheet float glass, then laminated layer upon layer to create the final form.

Photography: © Ben Young