Introducing the geological glass art of Jeremy Sinkus. Yes, “Glass is geological.” Creating designs in glass inspired form the earth from which it came. Since glass is excavated and mined and containing many of the same ingredients as gems the inspiration for these geo designs are respectful and connecting to the source. The history of the material being represented in a creative expression of where it came from and it’s cousins.
"Glass is Geological" an exhibit of glass depictions of minerals and fossils as art and sculpture. Fascinating to see how we feel in the presence of glass in forms and designs related to it's material past. Ancestors of glass. It all starts to make sense.
Jeremy Sinkus was a rockhound and mineral dealer before deciding to trade in his chisel for a torch in 1998 to create glass crystals. This lead to other innovative ways to execute his fascination with minerals,gems and fossils so he started casting and sculpting with wax and other materials to better study and explore this path in design. We all have this fascination with glass whenever we see it, because it reminds us of gemstones which existed long before humans. Jeremy believes glass is just a intentional gem we can use in countless ways. Artisan Made Gemstones is his new line of work focusing on the gem “Tourmaline” is being recognized worldwide by gem laboratories, gem journals, magazines, geologists, paleontologists, mineral museums, geological art galleries and fine collectors. Having the ability and freedom of making glass into any form, the creation of a replica of an exceptional mineral specimen, fossil or gemstone has been a exciting visual to people who may have only expected to see such a thing in natural form in a museum or not at all. Sinkus can also give these designs a twist. Things that may not be found in them naturally, like a color or scale the size.
If the natural specimens and fossil are pleasing to look at why wouldn’t glass sculptures of them be just as amazing or more so?
Contact: Jeremy Sinkus ArtisanMadeGemstones@yahoo.com 508 344-6900