WTG# 12345
blown glass
15.5"h x 17.25"w x 6"d

Davide Salvadore

Using a lively, gestural visual language, Davide Salvadore reinterprets and reinvigorates traditional African symbols. He employs mostly earth tones in his work, punctuated by splashes of brilliant color bringing to mind the crisp blue sky of the desert or the bright hues of African textiles. Areas of intense carving create a rhythmic quality in the work; while the sensuous, organic forms at times appear to be breathing.

For Davide, working with glass is a way of life – a reverence for glass and its traditions are inherent in everything he does. His tireless quest for perfection and constant drive to push the boundaries of his material have led him, through the years, to new ways of thinking about glass and its capabilities. With each new body of work, Davide dazzles his audience, forcing us to reconsider our ideas about what is possible using glass as a sculptural medium.