Dylan Martinez's stunning glass sculptures investigate the boundaries of human perception. His work challenges the viewer's expectations through manipulation of light, space, and the optical properties of glass. While influenced by traditional techniques in glass making, he constantly strives to create new ways to use glass.
His Water Bag Series appear to be clear plastic bags filled with water-bubbles included- but in fact, they are molten glass. Using an elaborate process, Martinez's sculptures are made from hollow and solid sculpted glass. Once cooled, the pieces are hand-ground and polished. The finished sculptures range from 11" to 15" in height.
Martinez holds an MFA in Glass from Ball State University and a BS from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. His work is shown and collected nationally and internationally. In the last year, the artist enjoyed exhibitions in New York, Switzerland, and Italy. Martinez is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Enrico Bersellini Award in Milan, and the Stanislav Libensky Award in Prague. His work has been included in several notable publications including Interior Design Magazine, Room Diseño American, Craft Magazine and Aesthetica Magazine.