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Ione Thorkelsson: Bones

Ione Thorkelsson


Artist Ione Thorkelsson casts objects (including human bones) into glass:

“As an object maker I am always on the look-out for things to cast and there are always lots of bones hanging around the studio.  I am drawn to bones as objects.  Bones are always such nice shapes, all those complex curves.  They are of a nice scale that can be held in the hand.  I can’t pick up a bone without speculating about the form that has generated the bone.  It’s a simple structural calculation.  If you have the bone, you have the whole creature.  The form of the creature is implicit in the bone.”

Her work is well worth a look on her website:


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This entry was posted on November 8, 2013 by in Art, Scuplture and tagged , , , .
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