Artist of the moment…..Preston Singletary

 

Preston Singletary was born in San Francisco, California in the year 1963. Singletary attended the Pilchuck Glass School located in Stanwood, Washington.

The artist is also part of the teaching staff at the Pilchuck School of Glass.

Preston Singletary represents the Tlingit Nation.

In this clip a short interview with Preston Singletary talking about the Tlingit culture found in his work:

The artist is included in many prominent collections including the American Institute of the National Museum of the American Indian.

Price range information: His favorite subject is a large barrel shaped basket work of blown glass with most ranging from $3,000 to $5,000. Larger masks can reach as high as $20,000.

What I enjoy most about Singletary’s masks is the fact they are made out of glass. Like a spirit appearing in the night, Preston Singletary’s work really looks its best when it is hit by light that makes the transparency and the interesting shapes come to life.

This clip was just released a few days ago, a newer updated interview with the artist. We get to see him at work on some pieces:

 

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