Dean Bensen and Demetra Theofanous
Collaborative artists Dean Bensen and Demetra Theofanous create narrative and dynamic wall sculptures representing the ethereality of all living things. They utilize the ancient technique of Pate de Verre which offers a detailed and painterly approach to casting that is well suited to their hyper-realistic installations.
"Technique merges with narratives in my work, to express metaphorical bridges between nature and human beings. Inspired by the storytelling tradition of woven tapestry and basketry, I see myself as weaving with glass to connect the viewer with the story of the natural world. Through the delicate leaves in each piece, I seek to depict the cycle of life: growth, discovery, change and renewal. I use the fluidity and fragility of glass to express the beauty and vulnerability
inherent in the human experience.” – Demetra Theofanous
"I explore the beauty and meaning in nature's footprints - the traces it leaves through patterns, colors, and textures - to reflect the passage of time and the inevitable cycle of life" – Dean Bensen
A New LeafA foliage-themed exhibition 12 Sep - 9 Nov 2019A New Leaf is a sophisticated collection of original works celebrating the charm and beauty of one of nature’s great wonders – foliage. From atmospheric photography to glass sculpture, trompe l’oeil relief paintings and eye-popping infinity mirrors, exquisite works are cast or constructed from actual leaves while others imitate their...