Artzi is an artist-researcher who continues his quest for discovering and developing innovativework techniques, along with traditional techniques including tempering, smashing, grinding, cutting,polishing, embedding, painting, casting, and stamping glass in pursuit of high levels of clarity and color. Developing unique techniques, allows Artzi to translate his personality and feelings into works of art, each of which are one-of-a-kind and designed, developed, created, and individually numbered.
The fragments of glass shattered on the floor are themselves diamonds. A wonderful opportunity to create something new and exciting. We all have some kind of fear, which we were introduced to as kids, how to beware around broken glass, but for me, it aroused excitement – I realized that magical diamonds are scattered on the floor, and in the right light, it revealed an amazing prism of rays of light“.
Artzi’s connection to the material begins with the deepest aspect, starting with the atomic structure of glass. Glass is an example of an amorphous, solid material that has no order in the atomic formation.
The atoms do not arrange themselves randomly or symmetrically, but they are “free”.
The atomic order of the glass seems to invite the artist to play with the material – to show it in “macro” as seen in “micro”. In the micro, the atoms that make up the glass are arranged in an amorphous, flowing, uneven, and asymmetrical manner. Artzi seeks to break the uniform and clean appearance of the glass plate we know and to present it in a free structure. As an artist, Artzi sees a dissonance in the difference between the external appearance of glass (as man sees it) and the internal (atomic) structure – a fixed order opposite a free and asymmetrical form. Artzi sees his technique, the placement of glass fragments, as a solution to the dissonance, as a kind of New Order.
The New Order makes the glass appearance to a different, crazed, and free object, just like its atomic structure, as the Creator intended.