Devyn Ormsby brought fruit to light. Meet the artist and the Serie Glass Fruit.
Born in 1993, Masterton the artist graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts with first-class honors in 2015. Since then she has worked here and there always being creative. But achieving the perfect balance, working as an artist assistant in a glass studio in Avondale. It was in this studio that she created her first series of glass artwork.
Glass Fruit Serie explores the familiar ornament and reimagines it in a new form. As glass is a unique material that catches and reflects light. These objects are intended to provoke the senses and occupy a space where time may be kinder to them. Through the process of glass casting techniques, Devyn pays homage to the blown glass fruit makers and collectors from the 1960s. The light playful approach to everyday fruit is contrasted with the heaviness of the crystal glass.
Bananas, apples, oranges, and grapes, hanging in baskets, sitting on kitchen tables or windowsills. Use them to decor any place and delight watching light coming through them. They could be made from various materials such as plastic, glass, or wood. Which would make them more light, simplistic, and exaggerated in form. But Devyn wanted to cast fruit true to the original with as much detail as possible. Accompanied by the weight of crystal glass, she can show the familiar texture of the dimpled mandarin and the smoothness of a pear.
“The familiar everyday objects worthy of contemplation that open the conversation up around the relationships we have with objects and what they mean to us.” – Devyn Ormsby