Ida Wieth was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1983. She studied glassblowing at the Kosta Glass School in Sweden. In 2009, she graduated with a Master of Fine Art in glass from the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. She works with glass sculpture art and ceramics, and sporadically wood, concrete and metals, to create innovative pieces.
Ida combines an artistically poetic approach with concrete artisanal knowledge of materials and techniques, resulting in high quality and value glass sculpture art pieces.
Both Sides Now is a multi-colored rectangular fused glass sculpture that consists on a metaphor that evocates the duality of things. This idea is showed to the spectator thanks to the material connections between glass and ceramics. It’s a reflection that makes us realize how there is always another side, everything depends on one’s perspective and perception. There is no unique truth.
The sculpture is made of blown glass canes containing metal oxides. The hollow glass “straight lines” are broken up into smaller units, bundled and melted together. This unit of fragile structural layers is then paired with another piece in ceramic. Subsequently, the two sides are twisted together with thin copper wire.
The exhibition “weight of words exhibition”, glass and paper, is a glass sculpture art that combines Ida’s artistical poetic approach with concrete artisanal knowledge. It was presented in several art spaces like dokk1 library, Design Museum Denmark and at the moment in Toyama Glass Art Museum.
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