Time Traveler Sapphire, 2018, 24 x 9 x 9"
VITALITY AND SIMPLICITY
Returning to the spiral form seen in the ammonite and other sea forms, the Time Traveler Series conveys simplicity and timeless vigor.
The form of the lid, strengthened by the bold choice of color, has many openings and holes which give it an undeniable organic feel as if it has grown naturally. The spiral influence signals a liveliness and continued vibrancy.
The Origin of the Spiral
As one of the most ancient symbols, the spiral is known to be an archetype symbol, reoccurring throughout nature and human history.
Early man carved the spiral shape on cave walls thought to express infinite growth and creativity, cosmic energy and the journey of life unfolding.
"Spirals are an ever common shape found in nature, from the curl of vine tendrils to galaxies in the universe, as well as the shape of hurricanes and the intricate form of a nautilus shell; always representing a force of change or perpetual movement, sometimes larger than we can even comprehend. The Time Traveler lid was the first sculptural piece I designed specifically for glass, a significant moment of transformation in my creative journey. "
- DEBRA STEIDEL