Connecticut artist Marc Petrovic describes his new body of work as further exploration of his use of birds as a metaphor for “ruminations on relationships, parenting, home, shelter, and geographical identification.”
Look closely at these breathtaking glass birds – the details are not applied, not painted, not an illusion – they are the result of a technical breakthrough for Petrovic.
“As an artist, I have been drawn to the ideas of identity that grow out of a sense of place and self. In my newest series, Avian, I take a closer look at this subject as I pixelate, deconstruct and then reconstruct these birds. They are built, much like we are – one piece, or experience, at a time.”
Avian Pair 3
“Because I use glass as my medium, I pixelate by making my own murrini (slices of variously colored glass canes). I assemble and fuse them into abstract patterned tablets, which I view as fully realized deconstructed birds while also forming them, through my own, “hot-origami” process, into sentient birds.”
Avian Pair 3 shows the tablet that Petrovic refers to in the quote above – the bird is perched on the tablet. The tablet, when folded through the artist’s “hot-origami” process, becomes the bird.
Brilliant, simply brilliant.