Our passion for lighting is driven in part by our passion for Venetian glass. This image is not of a light. It is an art installation by Lino Tagliapietra that has recently been acquired by the Columbus Museum of Art in the USA. Seemingly floating, the shapes set up a wave-like rhythm. The colours are beautiful in their own right (and a characteristic of venetian glass) but they also help the eye distinguish one shape from another, making possible ever-altering spacial relationships between them.
Lino Tagliapietra is the real deal, having been born on Murano in 1934. He worked under Archimede Seguso, earning then rank of maestro (gaffer) at the every early age of twenty-one. Later he collaborated with Dale Chihuly. In 1979, he emigrated to America, initially to the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State.