Creating 3-D image of Crucifixion has ‘enriched my soul,’ says artist

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March 16, 2015

New Orleans artist uses glass-sculpting technique to depict Crucifixion

Glass sculpture of Crucifixion produced by artist Jed Malitz is seen in his New Orleans studio. The figure is produced by light shining through 13 meticulously arranged panes of sculpted glass cut using a computer-guided process. (CNS photo/Frank Methe)

NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — Jed Malitz appends “V2” to the name of his art gallery in New Orleans’ Warehouse District. The “V2” stands for “Version 2” — both in art and in life.

Inside Malitz’s gallery, floor-to-ceiling black drapes bisect the rectangular gallery space. In front of the drapes, visible as soon as someone walks in off the street, is haunting glass artwork — human figures of pure light produced by light shining through 13 meticulously arranged panes of sculpted glass, cut by a computer-guided, high-speed jet of water and garnet dust.

The annealed glass panes, three-eighths of an inch thick, are light green because of their iron content. When viewed straight on, the series of glass panels provides a stunning, 3-D image.

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