Final Documentation: Karin Plante

Wow! The term went by so quickly. I definitely had a lot of fun with this project, which I’m going to title “Out of the Depths”, referring to how all of the color we see in the final piece comes from the inside, as well as the fact that the piece has many facets and…

Polish & Present: Karin Plante

This week was a big week in regards to finalizing the construction of my piece. As talked about in class, the major issue I was facing was how I was going to actually attach the sets of four triangles together into square pyramids. We had discussed my concerns with soldering, mainly that the tips of…

Everything Working: Karin Plante

This week I had to overcome¬† a few problems, but at this point, I believe the rough parts to be over. Although I “simplified” my design from a complex stained-glass window to more geometric shapes, the main problem I faced involving how to actually cut the dichroic glass still existed. I tried using a tungsten…

Failure, Recalibration & Iteration: Karin Plante

This week, I’ve worked through several iterations in my project proposal; At our last meeting, I was intending on creating a sort of “stained glass” mosaic out of dichroic glass with the intent of showcasing the qualities of the dichro (mainly the discrepancy between the color of reflected and transmitted light). My main concern at…

Maquette: Karin Plante

Although the two ideas I presented last week are still viable options, I’ve come up with a third that might work better for my schedule and that I feel involves more artistic expression. It is for this idea that I’m presenting my maquette. This idea involves creating a “stained glass” mosaic out of dichroic glass…

Concept Proposal: Karin Plante

Because I really enjoy glassblowing, I want my project to incorporate glass somehow. My first idea is to make “slice” sculptures, similar to how people make portraits by carving into books; the sculpture is a composite of individual pages cut to a particular shape that, only when brought together, do they form a coherent image…

Light Artist: Jack Storms

Jack Storms is an American light artist based in California who specializes in cold-worked dichroic glass sculptures. While most glass artists work with the material in a molten state, Jack is unique in that he completes his work entirely in a cold-worked process. While Jack never really could describe what he wanted to do at…

Introduction: Karin Plante

Hi everyone, My name is Karin Plante and I am currently a junior biochemistry major here at WPI. I ended up in Light Art after exploring different mediums via Essentials of Art, Digital Imaging and Computer Art, Graphic Design and Glassblowing I. Although this list might suggest I am a digital artist, I actually consider…