American artist Dylan Martinez creates hyper-realistic glass sculptures. Through these works, Martinez produces scenarios that obscure the viewer’s interpretation of reality and illusion. His interest with visual arts stemmed from the fact that he was born red-green colorblind. This has allowed Martinez an alternative way of seeing.
“What is fascinating is that our desires often override our true perception of reality and you believe what you think is visible as the truth.”
To begin, Martinez sculpts the solid glass that appears within each bag. Then, he adds a blown bubble to the top which is smoothed out before he begins to hand sculpt each fold and wrinkle. The sculpture is placed in an annealing oven at 950° F and allowed to cool for 120 hours.