Juried Work

David Nasca - USA

Supernature (Cynarina lacrymalis)

6 x  6 x 2   This model is of a cynarina coral. I am very familiar with this species as one of the is the center piece of my reef aquarium. My model is made out of kiln cast fuchsia glass and was cold worked to a variable finish ranging from satin to full gloss. It is installed on a base that provides indirect yellow-green lighting. Portions of the bottom of the casting are masked to further control the lighting as it enters the casting. I used this combination of controlled colored lighting and variable polish to capture the shimming translucent color shift that many soft-bodied corals exhibit. In the spirit of the Blaschkas, I was interested in attempting to capture the ineffable qualities of this beautiful marine creature.