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Currently based in Burlington, Vermont, artist Timothy Horn was born in Melbourne, Australia. He studied Sculpture at the Victorian College of the Arts and then Glass at the Australian National University. A Samstag Scholarship took him to the US in 2002, where he completed graduate study at Massachusetts College of Art.
Horn’s work straddles several disciplines and draws from a broad bank of skills, including blown glass, cast lead crystal and various metals. His current “Tree of Heaven” series combines the two distinct sources that have inspired his work over the past decade: those being patterns of 17th and 18th-century jewelry, and 19th-century studies of natural forms such as lichen, coral and sea weed. Beginning with the silhouette of an item of jewelry projected at a much larger scale, Horn drafts a working pattern with the addition of grafted imagery of natural forms. He then sets about fabricating a tree-like structure in wax, to be cast in bronze and nickel-plated. Pearls become large baroque forms in mirrored blown glass.