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- Embodiment (2006)  neon glass skeleton by Eric Franklin

( flameworked borosilicate glass, krypton and wood)

Speaking about the process, Eric says:

Every glass seal has to be perfect, and this piece contains hundreds. Everywhere one tube joins another, or a tube terminates, glass tubes were sealed together. They have to be perfect in order to preserve the luminosity of the krypton. If one rogue molecule gets inside the void of the glass tubing it can eventually contaminate the gas and it will no longer glow. There are times when the holes in the seals are so small that you cannot actually see them with your eyes without the help of a leak detector. Once the glass pieces are ready to get filled with gas, I pull a high vacuu

Photos above courtesy Brad Carlile.


Bad 1970’s hair.


Bad 1970’s hair.


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