Untitled, 2019

David Horvitz, Untitled, 2019, hand blown glass, 23.1 × 7.6 × 7.4 cm


The ongoing project consists of a number of hand-blown glass objects. In this case, David Horvitz collected pieces of glass discarded from the enter for glassmakers of the Murano Island, Venice. Horvitz collected small pieces of smooth, frosted glass. Though difficult to remelt because of the difference in densities and fast congealing when hand-blown, a number of new vessels were made from the many pieces. Bringing the glass back to its original form and function, Horvitz created ordinary objects that, nevertheless, bear the mark of the process that they have gone through and could, in principle, break at any moment because of their inherent tension.