Adam Waimon is a sculptural artist focusing on blown glass and in-depth process of engraving glass. He draws inspiration for his work from a multitude of sources, with a primary focus on the natural world. While remaining diverse in his inspiration, the resulting work is cohesive and defined. He is graduate of Massachusetts College of Art, receiving his BFA in Glass. His work is included in numerous private and public collections throughout the USA and abroad.
My sculptural glass forms incorporate subtle monochromatic transparent color. This singular use of color allows the delicately engraved surface to refract and transmit light. Gathering inspiration mainly from the natural world, I utilize the glass to create strong elegant forms with a minimalist approach. Multiple forms are often placed together allowing for interaction and use of negative space.”
Each form goes through numerous stages to accomplish its final design. Initially each piece is sculpted into shape. Once it cools from the glassblowing process, the labor-intensive procedure of carving begins. Textures and intricate details are cut into the surface using diamond embedded tools. Subsequently, the entire piece is sandblasted unify the surface.
The final and most delicate step of the process requires the entire carved form to be reheated; heating only the exterior to give the piece its final surface.