Tree of Jesse

This unique one off piece took three years from concept to completion and represents the pinnacle of the core casting technique in combining two disparate forms in one glass object. The outer casting is taken from the arm of Max’s son Jesse aged twelve. The inner form is the tendril of an Ivy plant as is snakes it’s way up a tree. Combining the two forms brings forth a host of associations and metaphors including motifs from religious and art historical sources from ancient history and the Renaissance and from Eastern and Western culture. It is at once a very universal and a very personal piece that could only be made in glass.