|BLUE PRINT (2002), BY JEREMY LEPISTO|
ACQUIRED FROM WILLIAM TRAVER GALLERY, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 2002
KILN-FORMED GLASS, 30" WIDE BY 5 3/4" HIGH BY 5" DEEP
This work by Jeremy Lepisto is a graceful, swooshing arc of glass that's made up of multiple layers of glass, fused and shaped together in a kiln. As with many of Jeremy's other works, Blue Print depicts a bridge... it could be a bridge in Portland, Oregon, where Jeremy lives, or it could be any bridge, anywhere. (When I spoke to him, he told me that his works often depict generic landmarks that can be found just about anywhere.)
In addition to the bridge shape, however, Jeremy has also included some marks (a few reticles and a series of dots connecting them) that resemble the sort of marks you might see on an architectural blueprint... also, the work is primarily blue. Hence, the name Blue Print.
There are several things about this work I really like. The combination of blues is very nice, the curve of the work (which is a fully three-dimensional curve) is quite elegant, and I especially like the way in which Jeremy has built the work around the image of the bridge and the architectural marks. Since I wanted to be an architect when I was growing up, this work has a special appeal to me.
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