Monday, April 19, 2010
New work from Michael Tonder
Michael Tonder – working with recycled plate glass, kilns, and sandblaster- creates one-of-a-kind glass sculptures. Handcut from flat sheets of glass, each creation is carefully assembled, than fired in an electric kiln. After firing, the fused glass forms are than carved and etched to completion.
Within each form, Mike employs internal lines, altered surface textures, and light reflection, refraction, and diffusion to create tension, stimulate curiosity, and engage the eye. His art reflects the many influeneces of his experience as a forester and park manager, and many excursions into Minnesota’s Boundary Waters canoe area.