Zippered Fruits by Stephanie Chubbuck — blown glass and mixed media

My series of figurative fruit combines visual elements drawn from Dutch “Vanitas” still life painting, figure sculpture, fine craft and commercial materials.

The fruit is produced in blown glass, which is then “cold worked” to achieve the cuts and the installation of the various clothing closures and mixed media. The cuts are made by sculpting the surface away with diamond coated dental tools and a hand held jeweler’s drill. This technique is singular to my work and was developed through my own studio process. These complex cuts would not be possible with any other glass technique.

Link to Stephanie Chubbuck’s portfolio and website.