ANIMATED GLASS

 

Animated  Glass is a process of sandblasting and painting on both sides of glass  developed by Kerry at Blasted Art. This is a technique I've been  fascinated with since the early 90s. I saw a graffiti artist do a  version of this with a picket fence in a Brooklyn subway. The Graffiti  artist painted complicated spliced artwork on the wall behind the picket  fence. The fence acted as a mask to animate balloon figures as the  subway car went by.

I  was hooked. I needed to know how the optical illusion was done. While I  was in Brooklyn, I went back and forth on that subway until I figured  out how the artist did it. Then I studied and prototyped to figured out  how to replicate that technique in glass. It took a few years but I did  it. This is my version of the "picket fence" but in glass. It's a little  more refined. The seed was planted by a genius graffiti artist in  Brooklyn. 

There  are many different variations of this technique used in  advertising throughout the years. Most people remember the blinking eye  prize in Cracker Jacks. Lenticular Printing. Most other versions have  size limitations. Animated Glass does not. We could do an entire  exterior of a building. (and we hope to someday...)

lOUIS VUITTON

ANIMATED GLASS PATTERN

FRAMED PATTERNS

MAYO CLINIC ANIMATED GLASS