Daniela Forti – Lightness of Being
Her translucent sculptures emulate the transparent characteristics of jellyfish and the multifaceted talents of Daniela Forti know no bounds. Born in Rome, her studies in architecture and interior design formed a benchmark for her transference to the fine art of glass design.
Her development of a particular expressive mastery of the intricacies of glass created a brilliant manifestation of the divergent process that links fluidity and heat to colors as to glass in its natural state.
She collaborated with glassmakers after she moved to Tuscany in 1982 where she researched the dichotomy between light and glass. Each of her brilliant pieces is manufactured by hand, using a technique known as “vetrofusione”; by melting glass, the creations are unusual, exotically original worlds where this material acquires vivid colors and pliable shapes, and light gains a new, abstract essence.
Through her ingenious designs and knowledge of her art, she gives new life to marine creatures by using sensual shapes and incredible colors. Jellyfish have never looked this sexy!