Sunday, January 31, 2010

Matthieu Raikem- Blown Glass Light Sculptures

Matthieu Raikem is from France and is now living and working in Chicoutimi.
It is a huge change, from near Paris to the north of Quebec and we are lucky that Matthieu has brought his daring sense of shape, light and colour.
Each light sculpture is made of sections that have been meticulously mouth-blown, hand cut and connected one to the other. Matthieu also creates the neon light source, which is guaranteed to last for twenty years.
These are no reading lamps or "accent pieces"; they are sculptures of light that create a presence of warmth, beauty and colour, (especially in subdued or minimal light conditions).