Thaddeus Wolfe creates improvisational glass sculptures and lighting meant to evoke decaying, collapsing surfaces and fantastical imagined structures. Wolfe’s works seek not only to forge a link between our current time and these past styles and ideas, but also to express the disorientation and disjointedness of modern existence. Each of Wolfe’s works is a blown-glass cast. He fabricates his own molds as part of a unique process that permits the glass to form into angular, highly textured shapes that would not otherwise be possible in the material.
“My rug designs first emerged as drawings that referenced the patterning and textures I’ve explored in certain surfaces of my glass works.”