Beth Lipman, who lives and works in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, creates glass sculptures influenced by still life paintings from the seventeenth century. Similar to the painters who worked centuries before her, Lipman's work addresses materiality, consumerism, mortality, and temporality. Many of her hand-sculpted glassworks are created as portraits of individuals but also represent society more broadly. These glass inanimate objects include decanters, books, chalices, food, and other various consumable goods meant to address a collective infatuation with excess and extravagance.
Courtesy of the artist.