My sculptures have always been a reflection of my philosophy and spirituality. The process of exposing the transparent and colorful floes at the core of each piece is, to me, symbolically akin to a discovery of a world beyond surface appearances. It is my hope that my sculptures might offer the individual some insight into my vision and, possibly, impart to them an architectural model for a better inner world.
For more than three decades, world renowned sculptor Jon Kuhn has worked creating detailed and complex, precision cold glass sculptures using glass of the finest optical clarity, controlled refraction and intensely brilliant colors. From inception to completion, creating these labor intensive sculptures can take between a few months to years to realize. Each piece represents the efforts of Jon to render into glass and light expressions evocative of symbol, myth and the human experience.
Jon earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Washburn University, his Master of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University, and received an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Washburn University. His artworks are in the collections of more than thirty international museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Carnegie Museum, the White House Permanent Collection, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., the de Young Museum in San Francisco, the Foundation for the Carolinas in Charlotte and hundreds of private residences and public spaces.