Wednesday, September 16, 2009

vanessa yanow

migration, 2005, Flame worked glass, blown glass, wire, boiled and burned organza, nylon, felted wool and two antique embroidery frames, 14 x 11 x 3, Untitled, 2007, Flame worked glass, blown glass, swarofsky crystals, fabric, felt, flock, metal and reflective glass beads, 23 x 30 x 30, Collaborating With Her Story – Incarnation II, 2009, A 1970’s unfinished, anonymous cross stitch project, flame worked and blown glass, window glass, wool, fabric and a photo (by Melissa Campbell) of the original piece before transformation, 24 x 14 x 8.5, Animalcules, detail view of installation at Salle Sawyer, Montreal, 2007, Heat set and burnt organza, flame worked glass, fishing line, wooden spools, thread, metal, magnets and Velcro. Dimensions variable, Approx. 2 meters x 6 meters x 2.5 meters, Depleted Anthozoa, 2008, Flame worked glass, heat set and burnt organza, fabric, aquarium pebbles, wire, metal and magnets, Modular piece, Dimensions variable, Approx. 40.5 x 12 x 22, Lux Operon, 2008, Flame worked glass, blown glass, crystal rhinestones, fabric, wool, flock, copper tubing, pvc, metal and battery operated led’s, 18 x 20 x 20
My subject matter is loosely based on micro-organic, zoomorphic forms which are inspired by nature and sometimes more specifically derived from the micro-organisms, bacteria, viruses and parasites that can be found in the body. Having personally combated a series of illnesses, I take an intimate interest in the body and what enters it. My work does not conform to status quo notions of beauty. It is the strange and the grotesque, and the beauty found in these that interests me...
fiber and glass, together at last...see more work and read the entire statement here. also read a fiberarts article about her work here.


  1. Woooooowwwwwwwww. Totally gorgeous. I've been thinking a lot about incorporating glass into my ceramic sculpture of late so it's nice to see a mixed media glass artist. Thanks for the inspiration.