Paradigm Shift – (n.) Definition- a radical change in approach, beliefs, attitudes, theories or assumptions

In Relationship to art, I am trying to change the way artwork is created, thought about, and viewed.   It is time for a renaissance in art and education.  It’s time for the viewer/collector to challenge what is to be “important” in contemporary art.  As an artist, I am interested in the interaction and impact that my objects leave with the viewer through craftsmanship and content.


Trompe l’oeil – (n.) definition- visual illusion in art, especially as used to trick the eye into perceiving a painted detail as a three dimensional object

I ignore the line between Fine Art and Craft that people associate with glass.  I push glass to the extremes of the spectrum, from soft curves to hard edges, clear as ice to opaque as concrete.  My most recent body of work includes painting and enameling its surface to create trompe l’oeil to the point where a viewer feels it is found objects.  As a sculptor, I draw my inspiration from a perspective of modern necessity.  My art is achieved by combining historical artifacts with current social trends to create objects in glass that have a complex narrative.


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Joseph Ivacic/ Paradigm Shift