Networktopia Glass Sculpture by Kim Harty

Networktopia is a piece that was developed over a two-day period by artist Kim Harty. During the demonstration/performance, she dripped hot glass strings onto a platform and slowly built the glass up into mountain-like sculptures. The topographical piece looks like delicately spun cobwebs of silk or sugar.

Watch this time lapse video of Harty in action:

Over the two days in the Chrysler Museum Hot Shop, the piece evolved from the drips and I’m sure the audience was watching with curiosity to see the final piece take shape.

From the artist:

Networktopia is a contemplation on opposites and embodies the dichotomies of hard and soft, strong and delicate, organic and rigid.

The finished piece is now on display in the window of the Chrysler Museum glass studio.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.