Behind the Glass: Ayala Serfaty

Detail of Soma 2015, Ayala Serfaty, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2015. 2015.3.12.

Ayala Serfaty’s light sculptures are made of glass filaments encased in a polymer membrane. The handmade Italian glass filaments are shaped and fused with a torch in Serfaty’s studio in Tel Aviv, Israel. The finished glass structures are sprayed with a clear polymer developed in the late 1940s by the U.S. military to protect ships in long-term storage. The result is a study in contrasts: industrial material used to make a skin-like membrane that suggests organic natural forms.

Hear from the artist in this Behind the Glass lecture from October 5, 2015.

Soma 2015, Ayala Serfaty, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2015. 2015.3.12.

Soma 2015, Ayala Serfaty, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2015. 2015.3.12.

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