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The Spoils

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The Spoils

Sculpture
Artwork size: 10 x 15 cm
Edition of 12

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‘The Spoils’ is a Handmade Glass Sculpture filled with 22ct Gold Flecks in Distilled Water by contemporary artist Born to Kiln (aka Jimmy South). From a limited edition of 12.


Contemporary artist Born to Kiln (aka Jimmy South) creates unique glass art sculptures, transforming culturally ugly articles of war into objects of beauty and contemplation.



‘The Spoils’ consists of hand blown glass, crafted into the shape of a hand grenade. Inside, South has filled the object with flecks of shimmering gold leaf, which float gently in distilled water. A potent symbol of terror and conflict, the hand-grenade suddenly transforms into an ethereal treasure, the crystal qualities of the cut glass sparkling against iridescent gold, to promote peace and stability in a world too often advocating atrocities.




About The Artist - Born to Kiln


Contemporary artist Born to Kiln (aka Jimmy South) creates unique glass art sculptures, transforming culturally ugly articles of war into objects of beauty and contemplation. Exploring the intersection between purpose and tactility, asking the extent to which social function determines the aesthetics of a thing, South creates provocative works that challenge their viewer to confront contemporary global and political issues. South poignantly draws on his own autobiographical experiences: his father was in the Royal Navy, testing prototype H-Bombs in the Pacific, when he met his untimely death. The fall-out from this formative experience has led to a fascination with weapons of destruction and a powerful insight into society’s necessity to craft peace and beauty before terror and atrocity. Through the use of free-blown glass, Born to Kiln radically transforms the object of violence into its polar opposite: a precious instance of harmony and stability.
Contemporary artist Born to Kiln (aka Jimmy South) creates unique glass art sculptures, transforming culturally ugly articles of war into objects of beauty and contemplation. Exploring the intersection between purpose and tactility, asking the extent to which social function determines the aesthetics of a thing, South creates provocative works that challenge their viewer to confront contemporary global and political issues. South poignantly draws on his own autobiographical experiences: his father was in the Royal Navy, testing prototype H-Bombs in the Pacific, when he met his untimely death. The fall-out from this formative experience has led to a fascination with weapons of destruction and a powerful insight into society’s necessity to craft peace and beauty before terror and atrocity. Through the use of free-blown glass, Born to Kiln radically transforms the object of violence into its polar opposite: a precious instance of harmony and stability.

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