John DeWit

Glass (14-works)

John  DeWit Snare
Snare
Glass
24 x 11 x 3 in
John  DeWit Fruit
Fruit
Glass
21 x 12 in
John  DeWit Red Adair
Red Adair
Glass
21 x 10 x 3 in
John  DeWit Axel
Axel
Glass
14 x 13.5 x 8 in
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Ciro
Glass
11 x 13 in
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Emblem
Glass
17 x 10 x 9 in
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Light Catcher
Glass
12 x 12.5 in
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Louver
Glass
14 x 14 x 8 in
John  DeWit Wheel
Wheel, 2016
15 x 9 x 4.5 in
John  DeWit Coil
Coil, 2016
20 x 10 x 3 in
John  DeWit Green Loop
Green Loop, 2016
24.5 x 12 x 8 in
John  DeWit Loop Envelope
Loop Envelope, 2016
8 x 12.5 x 3.5 in
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Carib
Glass
20 x 12 in
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Marker
Glass
16 x 11 x 6.5 in

Sculpture-wall (5-works)

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Leaf Scepter
Glass
40 x 6 x 6 in
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Rup Scepter
Glass
39.5 x 7 x 7 in
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Bula Scepter
Glass
41.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 in
Sold
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Kep Scepter
Glass
42.5 x 6 in
Sold
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Pek Scepter
Glass
48 x 5.5 x 5.5 in
Sold

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John DeWit

John DeWit Statement

When I began my art journey 35 years ago, glass as a medium was still considered a craft material. My professors at the time were clay artists. It was an unlikely union but, with time, glass matured as my material of choice. Along the way I have incorporated and developed techniques to allow dimension and uniqueness to the glass possibility.

I have primarily engaged myself for the last 25 years using the vessel as a canvas, using its sculptural potential to pivot the viewer beyond the commonplace. My interest is in the container as the emblem of domestic activity and by applying an abstracted functionality, creating a surface for narrative and decorative application; and expanding the context of purpose.

What I draw inspiration from is quite varied: African objects, Japanese and Korean Ceramics, Persian and Indian metalwork. Among contemporary artists, the painters Motherwell, Frankenthaler, and Rauschenerg and the sculptor Martin Puryear are the masters who I appreciate. To describe a theme or thread in my work, I would suggest that it has been the discipline to pursue a road less traveled; Many of the techniques I use are a result of my own development.

Combining the painting techniques I have developed with hybridized Swedish and Italian glass blowing processes, the vessels and objects I have produced reflect an interest in glass transcending its common purpose and achieving a sculptural possibility.

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