MAKING OF PABLO
Like no other artist, Pablo Picasso is the epitome of modern art. The man with the cap left an oeuvre of estimated 50,000 works. In honor of this life’s work, Stani Jan Borowski created a light object and captured Picasso’s art in glass. We show here how this is possible.
First, the background color (beige) is applied to the base shape and fused
Pieces of color that are heated up and applied later gradually to the basic shape (in the order from right to left). The colors consist of concentrated colored glass.
I put the colors yellow, green, violet, blue and red hot on the basic shape.
I spontaneously follow my imagination.
With each copy, the colors are applied in the same order.
But the “brush stroke” with the hot color is unique to each specimen.
Then it goes into an intermediate mold.
The intermediate mold is already egg-shaped and 1/3 smaller than the final mold.
The colored areas may have widened, distorted and overlapped depending on the thickness of the order.
This is a desired coincidence and makes each copy unique.
Now is the time for contours and details.
I now decorate the contours of the colored areas with black glass.
Spontaneously I add details. I make it dependent on how hot the black glass is.
Everything happens bit by bit. Depending on how hot the glass is and when the thread solidifies. Up to 20 work steps can occur.
After that, everything has to be brought back to maximum temperature.
The contours and details begin to merge with the surface.
Now it goes to the final mold.
In the final mold, the body is inflated to its final size.
Shortly after the final mold.
Wait until the body freezes.
Into the cooling furnace.