Flotsam II

More Works By Julia Reimer Glass 2023
22 × 13 × 2.5 in 55.88 × 33.02 × 6.35 cm

About Flotsam II

Canadian glass artist Julia Reimer is known for her contemporary, unique blown glass artwork. Flotsam II is an elegant wall sculpture that features two wave-like ribbons of translucent glass embellished with small, glass globes in clear, black and smoky gray. Reimer was inspired to create this series during an artist’s residency in South Australia. Time spent by the sea gave her a fresh perspective on how a very different landscape can influence art in subject, colour and form.

“I created pieces that reflected how the force of life is manifested in ordinary and minor structures in nature and though it is often overlooked, this force of life seems indomitable, hopeful and beautiful in its essence.” Julia Reimer

Reimer first studied glass blowing at the Albert College of Art and Design. She has since exhibited across Canada and internationally in Australia, South Korea, Scotland and the US. For her elegant sensibility, Reimer received the inaugural National Award for Glass from the RBC and Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in 2008. She has received grants and scholarships from the Canada Council and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and was an artist in residence at the University of South Australia, Northlands in Scotland and in New York at the Corning Museum of Glass -- to name just two. Julia Reimer is the co-owner of ‘Firebrand,’ a glass studio in the foothills of Alberta.