"This statement piece takes its inspiration from the hanging nests of the Oropendola bird. Hung from leather strapping modeled after the Chinese finger lock-design (it gets tighter as it stretches). Hand-cast. Brass hook detail. Design by Esque and No. 1 Son. "
Acclaimed Esque Studio glassmakers Justin Parker and Andi Kovel are modern masters of an ancient art and have exhibited with the likes of Kiki Smith and Jim Dine. Their pieces push the limits of their medium. “We are so accustomed to each other’s movements and techniques,” says Kovel, “that we have no need for verbal communication. We know our parts of the dance.” Esque recycles 100 pounds of glass a each month and uses wind-powered furnaces in its New York studio.