Thoryn Ziemba - Artist's Statement
Thoryn Ziemba's aesthetic is rooted in the graffiti and street art movement utilizing line and color for the dramatic effect on form. Although I have spent the majority of my life living in a suburban landscape, the exotic pull of the city has held sway. The urban scene was initially interesting due to my extrinsic relationship with it, but it soon became an elemental part of my artistic expression.
In hindsight, the forms I use are reminiscent of modern architecture and are specifically linked to the minimalist and deconstruction schools of thought. I became aware while studying deconstruction that I preferred form to function. Since the beginning of my glass career I have removed material to leave the vessel functionless and use multiple holes as a vehicle to excavate the negative space within the form.
I work very intuitively with the glass to allow a conversation to develop between the vessel and myself. Given the properties of hot glass, I must make creative decisions in a quick and decisive manner. The cold shop is the time for thoughtful reflection. I let the glass swim in my subconscious before making crucial decisions about its future.
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