Lux Maximus Fused Glass, Copper, Bronze & Metal | Daniel Oropeza
Daniel Oropezo | ArtPrize Nine 3-D Public Award Winner
Lux Maximus, an entry for the ArtPrize 2017 in the 3D category is comprised of infused glass, copper, bronze and metal. Welding and experimenting with the liquidity of steel is where my vision began. The structure is sculpted first, then the copper, hand cut, with designs on every piece. The glass is then poured onto the copper, and shaped to fit before it cools. This work has not yet been done anywhere in the world. Fusing glass and steel, I set out to understand how these mediums come together to create illuminated sculptures that are one-of-a-kind. Lux Maximus is an illuminated sculpture which glows from within. The medium is a metaphor for maintaining our own light. I wanted Lux Maximus to be the icon of my beliefs that I can operate with Grace, personal power and be my light and maybe give others permission to do the same.