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“I make window sandwiches,” says artist Dustin Yellin. His glass sculptures decorated the historic Lincoln Center with their luminosity, transparency, and colorful ornamentation to coincide with New York City Ballet‘s winter season. Yellin encased layers of translucent glass sheets and created human silhouettes by suspending thousands of mixed-media details between them. “3,000-pound microscope slides with humans trapped inside but the humans are made up of cut-up books and magazines, art history books, encyclopedias, trash I find in the street.” The figures were painstakingly put together to mimic ballet dancers’ natural moves, tying two artistic practices together. “I’m all about interdisciplinary thought, so to be able to bring sculpture into the arena of dance… the fact that those things are happening simultaneously is very special for me.”

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Artist Dustin Yellin Creates 3D Collages In Layers Of Glass

“I make window sandwiches,” says artist Dustin Yellin. His glass sculptures decorated the historic Lincoln Center with their luminosity, transparency, and colorful ornamentation to coincide with New York City Ballet‘s winter season. Yellin encased layers of translucent glass sheets and created human silhouettes by suspending thousands of mixed-media details between them. “3,000-pound microscope slides with humans trapped inside but the humans are made up of cut-up books and magazines, art history books, encyclopedias, trash I find in the street.” The figures were painstakingly put together to mimic ballet dancers’ natural moves, tying two artistic practices together. “I’m all about interdisciplinary thought, so to be able to bring sculpture into the arena of dance… the fact that those things are happening simultaneously is very special for me.”