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This series of glass pieces is a continuation of the series of drawings I started in 2014, titled the Body in Conflict with the Scientific Paradigm. The series explores how continual progress in biotechnology may result in the destruction of natural order, biodiversity, and its potential harm on the human race. In my most recent series of cast glass objects, I utilize both traditional crafting techniques (drawing/sculpting/kiln-casting) combined with modern technologies such as 3D modeling, rapid prototyping, and laser cutting. In this new series, I play on the tension between machine-made and handmade. In many cases, these two approaches fight each other, but by programming the CNC in an unconventional way, I intentionally leave sections of the form unfinished in the roughing stage. The CNC creates a pure rendition of abstraction, visible as intricate, subtle carvings, perfectly suited for the accuracy of a robot. This method directly reinforces the intersection of human and machine, becoming one. The combination of the flawless details of the robot with my craftwork (cutting/grinding/carving/polishing) symbolizes how biotechnology engineering may impact future life on Earth.

Art glass casting, using CNC, 3d modeling and the lost waxes process. Contemporary glass art, handmade and crafted in the Czech Republic. By sculptor, glass artist, and painter Philip Frank.
Glass
49 x 31.5 x 9.5 cm
2019
Geometries Emerging from Under a Skin
Glass
49 x 31.5 x 9.5 cm
2019
Geometries Emerging from
Glass
49 x 31.5 x 9.5 cm
2019
Geometries Emerging from Under a Skin
Glass
49 x 31.5 x 9.5 cm
2019
Geometries Emerging from Under a Skin
Glass
49 x 31.5 x 9.5 cm
2019
Geometries Emerging from Under a Skin
Glass
49 x 31.5 x 9.5 cm
2019
Art glass casting, using CNC, 3d modeling and the lost waxes process. Contemporary glass art, handmade and crafted in the Czech Republic. By sculptor, glass artist, and painter Philip Frank.
Glass
49 x 31.5 x 9.5 cm
2019
Art glass casting, using CNC, 3d modeling and the lost waxes process. Contemporary glass art, handmade and crafted in the Czech Republic. By sculptor, glass artist, and painter Philip Frank.
Glass
49 x 31.5 x 9.5 cm
2019
Art glass casting, using CNC, 3d modeling and the lost waxes process. Contemporary glass art, handmade and crafted in the Czech Republic. By sculptor, glass artist, and painter Philip Frank.
Lead crystal glass
33 x 33.5 x 7 cm
2019
Substrate Growth II
Lead crystal glass
33 x 33.5 x 7 cm
2019
Substrate Growth II
Lead crystal glass
33 x 33.5 x 7 cm
2019
Art glass casting, using CNC, 3d modeling and the lost waxes process. Contemporary glass art, handmade and crafted in the Czech Republic. By sculptor, glass artist, and painter Philip Frank.
Lead crystal glass
33 x 33.5 x 7 cm
2019
Substrate Growth II
Lead crystal glass
33 x 33.5 x 7 cm
2019
Substrate Growth II
Lead crystal glass
33 x 33.5 x 7 cm
2019
Art glass casting, using CNC, 3d modeling and the lost waxes process. Contemporary glass art, handmade and crafted in the Czech Republic. By sculptor, glass artist, and painter Philip Frank.
Lead crystal glass
33 x 33.5 x 7 cm
2019
The series explores how continual progress in biotechnology may result in the destruction of natural order, biodiversity, and its potential harm on the human race. In my most recent series of cast glass objects, I utilize both traditional crafting techniq
Lead crystal glass
36 cm x 22 cm x 10 cm
2018
The series explores how continual progress in biotechnology may result in the destruction of natural order, biodiversity, and its potential harm on the human race. In my most recent series of cast glass objects, I utilize both traditional crafting techniq
Lead crystal glass
36 cm x 22 cm x 10 cm
2018
The series explores how continual progress in biotechnology may result in the destruction of natural order, biodiversity, and its potential harm on the human race. In my most recent series of cast glass objects, I utilize both traditional crafting techniq
Lead crystal glass
36 cm x 22 cm x 10 cm
2018
The series explores how continual progress in biotechnology may result in the destruction of natural order, biodiversity, and its potential harm on the human race. In my most recent series of cast glass objects, I utilize both traditional crafting techniq
Lead crystal glass
36 cm x 22 cm x 10 cm
2018