Josh Simpson’s glass planets



American glass artist Josh Simpson takes the paperweight-as-miniature-world to its logical conclusion by creating series of hyper-detailed spheres he calls Planets. He continues the extraterrestrial theme by also creating his own version of tektite meteor glass (below) embellished with iridescent interiors. His site is worth a browse for other glass artefacts such as his Inhabited Vases and I like the colourless glass bubble pieces. Finally, he has details of an ongoing project to hide his Planets in various remote places around the world with the intention of surprising future inhabitants or archaeologists. If that sounds intriguing, you can get involved here.



Previously on { feuilleton }
Luke Jerram’s Glass Microbiology
Andy Paiko’s glass art
The art of Josiah McElheny
The art of Angelo Filomeno
Cristalophonics: searching for the Cocteau sound
Glass engines and marble machines
Wesley Fleming’s glass insects
The art of Lucio Bubacco
The glass menagerie

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  1. I have it from a good source that Mr. Simposin buries his inhabited planets (and possibly other works of art) in every city he visits. My hometown is very likely fertile ground. He prefers parks and out of the way locations. Do you feel lucky?

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