“Catch Up”: Ryan Rosburg’s Overdue Self-Portrait

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“Catch Up” by Ryan Rosburg

Ryan Rosburg created “Catch Up” during the glass masters competition at CHAMPS in Las Vegas in February earlier this year. He used a technique called drill tech to bore a hollow core through solid glass — it’s a ton of fun to do, according to Rosburg. He picked the piece’s name for a good reason: though the current state of glass has moved more towards oil rigs, Rosburg has been hesitant to do so himself. This piece is a step toward catching up with the world of functional glass art, and in that sense is a self-portrait of sorts.

Rosburg made a head without a face because he wanted the piece’s main expression to come from its hands, which hold a dabber shaped like a small burger. Despite difficulties in his career, Rosburg always finds a way to feed himself; this piece, to him,  represents the hunger that drives the artist.

“Catch Up” remains in Rosburg’s personal collection and is not for sale. Other pieces are available through his Instagram and at select shops such as Illuzion Glass Gallery and Nhalables Smoke Shop.

Ryan Rosburg created “Catch Up” during the glass masters competition at CHAMPS in Las Vegas in February earlier this year. He used a technique called drill tech to bore a hollow core through solid glass — it’s a ton of fun to do, according to Rosburg. He picked the piece’s name for a good reason: though the current state of glass has moved more towards oil rigs, Rosburg has been hesitant to do so himself. This piece is a step toward catching up with the world of functional glass art, and in that sense is a self-portrait of sorts. Rosburg made a head without a face because he wanted the piece’s main expression to come from its hands, which hold a dabber shaped like a small burger. Despite difficulties in his career, Rosburg always finds a way to feed himself; this piece, to him, represents the hunger that drives the artist. “Catch Up” remains in Rosburg’s personal collection and is not for sale. Other pieces are available through his Instagram and at select shops such as Illuzion Glass Gallery and Nhalables Smoke Shop.
“Catch Up” by Ryan Rosburg
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