This life-size glass skeleton is illuminated by krypton
Krypton, being what chemists call a noble gas, glows when it’s housed inside of a gas-discharge lamp. Craft the lamp’s glass into specific letters and you get luminescent signage —like a red, neon “Open” sign. Hand-shape your own glass, however, and you can create something way more interesting than a boring old window sign. Case in point: Embodiment. That’s the name of the arresting sculpture pictured here. Crafted by Portland-based sculptor Eric Franklin, Embodiment took over 1,000 hours to produce. The sculpture stands at 78-inches tall, and actually comprises 10 separate pieces. Each component had to be sculpted individually by flameworking borosilicate glass before being carefully assembled into the full skeleton you see here.
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