If the eyes could taste, they would have a feast with Leon Applebaum’s thickly layered blown glass work. Applebaum’s glass work awakens the senses with his delicious color, texture and enhanced optics. His designs celebrate the frozen liquidity of glass using the color spectrum and trapped air bubbles.
Another aspect of Leon’s glass work is his exploration of visual dimensions of massive glass and reflective interiors. He playfully either uses hand tools to shape and imprint the molten material or with crafty cold working he cuts and engraves windows and points of view into the work. In some of his sculptures, he juxtaposes cold worked blown elements with optically enhanced ones and takes the whole into their balance of weight limits of geometry askew.