Glass Sculptures segmented by Jiyong Lee
The artworks, part of a series called Segmentation, are created without through a labor-intensive process of cutting, sanding, laminating, and carving. Lee shares about his work via artist statement:
The segmentation series is inspired by my fascination with science of cell, its division and the journey of growth that starts from a single cell and goes through a million divisions to become a life. I work with glass that has transparency and translucency, two qualities that serve as perfect metaphors for what is known and unknown about life science. The segmented, geometrical forms of my work represent cells, embryos, biological and molecular structures—each symbolizing the building blocks of life as well as the starting point of life.
To be clear, the images you see here are photographs of Lee’s work.