Three Astonishing Steel and Glass Traveling Sculpture Exhibits by Alex Heveri
THE ASTONISHING GLASS IN FLIGHT EXHIBITS
Glass in Flight and the sequels, Glass in Flight 2 and Glass in Flight Special Edition, are traveling art and science exhibits totaling 61 steel and Dalle de Verre sculptures of gigantic, realistic insects. Created by nationally known sculptor, Alex Heveri, each piece captures the essence of flight. Sunlight through the colored glass mimics the transparency and iridescence of insect wings, intensifying the illusion of movement and life. All 3 exhibits are being booked into some of America's premier public gardens, zoos and museums.
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Butterfly's-Eye-View of Glass in Flight 2
Alex Heveri is a Tucson-based artist, attorney and sculptor who has been creating enormous steel and glass structures for more than 25 years.
The trio of Glass in Flight R exhibits represent more than 4 years of solo work. Her massive Dalle de Verre glass and steel sculptures of life-like bees, butterflies, birds, beetles and dragonflies, some towering 12 feet high, together weigh more than 20,000 pounds. The sparkling, realistic sculptures were all conceived, designed, cut, assembled and welded together by the artist herself.
Alex and her artworks have been featured in magazines and videos. She has won numerous art competitions, awards and public art commissions, and her work appears in galleries, public venues and private collections around America.
Heveri’s love of the beauty and complexity of nature in general and insects in particular can be summed up in the new words, “biophilia,” and “entomophilia,” or “love of life” and “love of insects.” Coined by the amazing people at eButterfly, these two terms illustrate a new approach to the human/insect interface. This attitude of love of life and love of insects is apparent in every sculpture, as is her impressive command of two notoriously dangerous and unforgiving mediums: steel and glass.
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