Jay Musler theatrically recreates the silhouette of the city as a miniature within a large bowl. It is as if we as humans have been placed in a sphere of the universe looking out at this world, this city and the people surrounding us. Musler’s work readdresses human value and significance. Light appears to shine from within the city through meticulous sandblasting and painting. The effect creates a city of glass that is realistic yet illusory, bright yet shadowed, beautiful yet earnest.
“My relationship to society and nature on a physical plane is transferred to the vertical and horizontal of my mind. Through this process I work. Here are the bridges I construct at various levels, on several paths, to cross the many parallel meanings of life”
─ Jay Musler.