Tall Art Glass Sculpture by Rollin Karg , b.1944
Midpoint width: 4” x 4” x 4”,
Base: 10” x 10.5” x 10”
An over the top sculpture having three arms at its height. A beautiful sculptural bottom centers the piece. The rainbow glass within the sculpture is embellished by gold flecks. Minor to almost invisible chip to base. Signed. 55 pounds of hand blown beauty.
Karg is a renowned glass artisan from the Midwest who designs and creates small and massive sculpture pieces from molten glass, usually in a freeform, asymmetrical manner. He brings the glass to life through his dynamic use of color, especially dichroic colors (a color that transmits one color while reflecting another), which add a unique dimension to the piece.
Karg spent the first part of his career as an industrial engineer, photographer, potter, and woodworker before becoming a full-time glass artist in 1983. Karg has been working with glass for more than three decades, creating everything from paperweights to abstract sculptures standing four feet high. Karg quickly gained notoriety for his contribution to the world of glass art. He has won many awards in competitions and shows throughout the United States, and his work has been shown at galleries and exhibitions throughout most of North America and all over the world. Karg says he never knew he was an artist and discovered his talents by accident.