Saturday, August 1, 2009
ViViD Artist Mark Rosenbaum
“After more than twenty-five years of working with glass I have gained an understanding of the constant dialogue between artist and material. A lapse of concentration can ruin a piece, but a controlled flick of the wrist or light breath through the blowpipe can give the piece a subtle curve or movement that makes it extraordinary. This controlled spontaneity is what makes glass so magical.
Glassblowing is much akin to a dance; the artist moves with respect and knowledge of the partner. Each has an important contribution to the final piece, but only one will lead - the artist. The dance, when completed, yields an object that was only conceived in one's imagination or on paper, a tangible work as a result of collaboration between artist and material.”