Gerri Sayler Turns Hot Glue into a Shower of Celestial Light

Infinitesimal by Gerri Sayler

Idaho artist Gerri Sayler draws inspiration from the landscapes of the American Midwest.  Her most intriguing body of work involves several large-scale installations made from hundreds of strands of hot glue.  Using a unique method of drawing on water, Sayler creates translucent strand individually by spilling hot glue into ice water. The strands interact with the shifting sunlight, changing from sparkling translucency to subtle opacity throughout the day, transforming the space into an ethereal experience.

Her latest installation 'Interstitial: Between Earth and Sky' is on display at the University of Wyoming Art Museum, June 2012—December 21, 2012.  It is the concluding isntallation in the exhibition, “Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational,” which began in 2008. Visit Sayler's flickr page for more photos.

All images via Gerri Sayler

Interstitial (2012 / University of Wyoming Art Museum) :

Interstitial: Between Earth & Sky by Gerri Sayler

Interstitial: Between Earth & Sky by Gerri Sayler

Nascent (2010 / Suyama Space, Seattle WA) :

Nascent by Gerri Sayler

Nascent by Gerri Sayler

Ad Infinitum (2008 / Boise Art Museum) :

Ad Infinitum by Gerri Sayler

Ad Infinitum by Gerri Sayler

source: Gerri Sayler (via UW)