"I want to draw viewers deep into the picture. Elements in my work often recede into a foggy distance, creating an ethereal, almost ghostly quality. "
Glass artist Paul Messink creates multi-layered glass panels that reflect the natural world and exhibit incredible dimensionality. He is interested in natural elements such as trees, fences, and cemetery headstones which disappear into the distance, making viewers want to explore the landscape.
Messink's panels are made of 9 to 12 layers of glass which are stacked together, then fused into a solid piece up to 1.5 inches thick. Portions of each image are hand-painted onto individual layers of glass with glass enamel. The finished piece can be displayed in a gallery stand, and looks spectacular when lit from behind.
While mostly self-taught, Messink has studied glassblowing, flame working, and kiln working with artists including Annette Baron, Don Schneider, and Susan Glasgow Taylor. He has also taken workshops from Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis and the Chicago Glass Collective.
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