November 1, 2011

Josiah Mcelheny

'Endless Repeating Twentieth Century Modernism' 2007
hand blown mirrored glass, low iron and transparent mirror, metal, wood, electric lighting

'Twentieth Century Modernism, Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely' 2006
hand blown mirrored glass, display structure, transparent mirror and electric lighting

'Crystalline Landscape After Hablik and Luckhardt' 2010
hand-blown, molded, cut glass, extruded colored sheet glass laminated to low iron mirror, two-way mirror, birch plywood, electric lighting

'Extended Landscape Model for Total Reflective Abstraction' 2004
mirrored glass table with hand blown mirrored glass objects

'The Alpine Cathedral and the City-Crown' 2007
hand blown glass, metal, painted wood, acrylic, electric lighting

'Island Universe' 2008
Chromed aluminum, hand blown glass, electric lights

Josiah Mcelheny was born in Boston Massachusetts, 1966 and is currently living in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Bachelor of Fine Art from the school of design in Rhode Island. Soon after he began working with well known glassblowers such as  Ronald Wilkins, Jan-Erik Ritzman, Sven-Ake Caarlson, and Lino Tagliapietra. Josiah is a master of his craft, these finely made pieces are usually joined with photographs, text and museological displays. Inspired by art history, Josiah, tries to evoke the concept of memory and meaning through recreating old paintings, portraits or photographs from documentaries in a modernized way.  


  1. The glass pieces look very smooth and almost like icesculptures

  2. This was the most eye catching artist from the book. The work appears modern and sleek.

  3. To me these pieces take science and turn it into art. Itincludes an artistic feel but also a futuristic science appeal as well.