glass sculptor-glass painter-light artist Meeli Koiva artist name:Mery Crystal Ra NYC-London-Helsinki
About Mery Crystal Ra :
In our time, the cities get more and more filled up with glass architecture. It is important to consider how we like to see the future of our environment – how to make it more interesting and alive. The philosophy of Mery Crystal Ra’s work is constantly changing glass environment via innovative glass and light art.
Glass and light can create a world of their own. Glass is sensitive and mysterious, it has a special energy and potential. Together with light, it forms a new dimension for the modern interior and exterior. Glass in cooperation with light inspires with the line graphics, colors and metamorphoses.
Mery Crystal Ra’s artistic production is known for the skillful unification of glass, light, architecture and space, and the metamorphoses between them. While creating glass sculptures, she matches them to the surroundings, both the interior and the exterior and to the ambience of light and shadows. She also puts a lot of thought in the philosophy of the background. Depending on how much artistic creativity there is allowed and whether the purpose of the glass sculpture is to serve as a decorative background or as an artistic dominant, different approaches are applied.
Mery Crystal Ra’s glass sculptures often create the illusion that the space around them is constantly transforming. This impression is achieved thanks to her vigorous use of innovative materials and technologies. Keeping up-to-date with the research results in the glass industry gives a fresh feel and new sensitivity to her sculptures. The artist’s masterful use of the interplay of graphics and color gives a result with a unique handwriting.
In this technical era of ours, bringing glass as a spiritual dominant into a room needs careful consideration. The basis of an outstanding glass sculpture is a satisfying draft, where the refinement of color and graphics is harmonized with the engineer’s solution of the construction. The light feeling of Mery Crystal Ra’s works is achieved by long testing and experimenting.Mery Crystal Ra’s glass and light sculptures are born through every-day cooperation with the World’s leading glass producers and lighting companies, with scientists and engineers.