Charles Gabriel_Sculptural Glass_hand-carved and kiln-fired art glass_"Pinnacle"_sandblasted carving detail 2

(2014)   Design Intent: To create an 8 foot vertical glass divider sympathetic to the existing architecture of client’s master en suite.      Although the aesthetic aim is to create an interesting piece of glass, I also feel responsible for the resources used in its construction. As each piece is created entirely by hand, […]

Charles Gabriel_Sculptural Glass_hand-carved and kiln-fired art glass_"Progress Trap"_detail of circular "life ring" design

“Progress Trap” is a distillation of an idea, as the design has gone through a few reworkings in an attempt to convey the concept within a balanced aesthetic.     I first came across the term in Ronald Wright’s 2004 book, “A Short History of Progress”. The Progress Trap refers to the methodology in which countless civilizations have failed under […]