Committed to enhancing its collection of original works by notable artists, Skyline Design expands the Digital Glass Portfolio to include a new series by artists Laura Letinsky and John Paul Morabito. Letinsky and Morabito bring photography and weaving into dialogue, exploring the cooperative possib... More
Committed to enhancing its collection of original works by notable artists, Skyline Design expands the Digital Glass Portfolio to include a new series by artists Laura Letinsky and John Paul Morabito. Letinsky and Morabito bring photography and weaving into dialogue, exploring the cooperative possibilities between these media. Since their first collaboration in 2013, their work together has continued with Telephone Game. Letinsky’s digital photo collages were abstracted and woven by Morabito. Now translated into glass, the images are brilliant in color and texture, and saturated with a quiet nostalgia.
Letinsky’s abstracted photographs began as encounters with the aftermath of flower markets and wedding celebrations. Rather than produce a literal recreation, the artist relies on interpretation, working to capture the transitory effects of light and environment. Morabito further abstracts the photographs by taking the digital images into the physical realm of woven tapestries. Intuitively blending colorful wool threads, he simultaneously renders and transforms the original composition into a new image. The result offers a visual compression of time and events that evoke familiar reveries and temporality, underlined by a tension between deterioration and splendor. As glass, the materiality of thread is frozen once again, exposing the mechanics of an iterative process that allows the narrative to evolve organically and on multiple scales.
This unique method of working leaves a lasting emotional impression that has global appeal and an intimate tactile presence welcome in a range of interior applications, from office to healthcare. The medium of glass lends itself to retaining the sumptuous pigment, shape, and sense of scale evident in Letinsky and Morabito’s collaboration of five images: Ebb, Burgeon, Bourne, Unbound, and Immure.
Skyline Design’s leading digital processes introduce Letinsky and Morabito’s artworks to the dynamic medium of glass capable of impacting a wide audience through its integration into interior architecture. The Portfolio offers a selection of images for large format digital printing on glass using proprietary etching techniques.
With its AST™ Digital Glass Printing technology, Skyline Design leads the field in uniting aesthetic sensibilities with innovative industrial production. Produced on low-iron, PPG Starphire® tempered glass, images can be produced with translucent printed AST etch or AST III Vitracolor® back paint (for opaque wall cladding). All images are available in sizes up to 60” x 120” and in all standard glass thicknesses. Customization and color options are available.