The current Art Glass designs of Don Gonzalez are primarily glass cast in sand. The sculptures are augmented with color treatments and various metals. The sand cast texture contrasts nicely with the cut and polished areas of the sculptures. The polished areas are windows that invite the viewer into the piece for a moment or two of transport. The sand cast sculptures maximize the optical qualities inherent to glass and illustrate the versatile nature of the sand cast process.
This sculpture was purchased by Jeffrey Venezia, an architect, for his private collection. It's exciting that an architect responds to the sculpture which has a reference to the new wave in architecture that challenges traditional visual concepts of symmetry and balance. The two forms are independent and provide an interactive element. The cut and polished surfaces are prism like and are windows into the castings as these surfaces reflect changing views inviting transport as one moves around the piece.