Krista Israel

Krista Israel (The Netherlands)
The use of multiple techniques to come to complex works is based on the complexity of society.
Krista Israel tries to capture its ambiguity in layered, ambiguous works that touch both personal and universal feelings.
The artworks in the Seedpod Series are composed of small elements made of borosilicate glass with the lampwork technique and cold assembling. Because the glass elements differ slightly from each other in form, a dynamic texture is created.
‘The power of repetition, it sounds like a contradiction. Why should repeat or repetitive movement or shape be a powerful visual? Repetition could be boring, a routine. To me it gives insight to deeper thought.
The dedication, patience, sophistication, every small part was a decision being made and a moment of thought. The harmony in chaos. The fine details, the huge amount of work.
Using flamework technique for the repetitive making of glass ‘hairs’, is a visual and tangible way to express deeper thought. Rhythm, regularity and repetitive forms play the major role as objectively neutral representation of reality. It shows the irreversible process of the passage of time’.
Seedpod (round with hole) Flamework, cold assembling
Seedpod (oval shape) Flamework, cold assembling, mixed meddia
Seedpod (V shape) Flamework, glassblowing, coldwork, cold assembling