Jin and Julius' Technique of fused glass tubes
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 Julius Weiland
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11 x 7 x 7"
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JIN was created by Julius for
 the Summer 2005  Exhibit:
The ABC of Glass ART 

The images represent different views of  this sculpture of a Japanese Kangi word
JIN means MAN
Kangi Gallery


Jin and the process of Glass Tube Fusion

In 2004, Julius won the Gold Prize in the prestigious International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa, Japan.
This may have swayed him to choose a Kanji symbol for
The ABC exhibit.
Jin means Man, in the sense of Human Being. It is also the first sign in the row called joyo kanji
(1945 signs recommended by the Japanese government for common use)
As the first sign, it can be considered as the beginning of the language, culture and, of course, art
With its two simple strokes, it is the basic sign of many Japanese Words.

Julius' Technique is novel and the resultant objects are very appealing.
His signature work is the fusion of borosilicate glass tubes
In 1998 he obtained a large number of those at the closing of a factory that made laboratory equipments
The tubes are cut and layered in a mold (cement or a mixture of plaster and silica)
The Tubes in the mold are fired in a kiln at a certain temperature, then the firing process is stopped abruptly
The challenge is to keep the tubes distinct, without melting into each other

Initially Julius limited his creations to the vessel form
Jin illustrates his (welcome) evolution to sculptural glass

Sami Harawi, paraphrasing information provided by Julius, May 2005