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Artist Malu Byrne | ABENI Glass Sculpture + Adornment

Artist Malu Byrne | ABENI Glass Sculpture + Adornment

New York artist, Malu Byrne, daughter of two creatives: David Byrne and Adelle Lutz (costume designer) enchants GARDE with her line of glass pieces - both functional and adorning. b. 1989, Malu studied glass and jewelry in Northern California. With a magnetizing luminescence about her, one can understand her draw to working in the medium of glass. There is an unmistaken honesty in the collection where one can see the element of hand. Bud Glasses is a collection of glassware in collaboration with friend and glass-blower, Colin O'Reilly (Seattle, Washington). Each glass is unique and one-of-a-kind. They are delicate and pretty objects, functioning both as drinking glasses or plant vases/pots. Two nipples on either side of each glass allow for the user to rest a finger between, giving ease of grip and also adding a level of whimsy. The paper-thin weight adds a refinement to them, to be easily included in a more formalized setting. All bud glasses sold as a set of 6. Four sizes available (series 1-4). In the Adornment line, each glass element is hand-carved by Byrne and wrapped and strung with black silk thread. The pieces beckon both primal shapes of adornment as well as the far-off future, with an almost galactic-like luminosity. With a mid-opacity, the cystal displays well against blacks or darker hues, as well as looking positively gorgeous against the skin. All pieces available at GARDE - 7418 Beverly Blvd. M-S 11-6, Sun 12-5 Screen Shot 2014-06-24 at 4.56.58 PM
Malu Byrne with mother, Adelle Lutz.  GARDE, Los Angeles. Malu Byrne with mother, Adelle Lutz. GARDE, Los Angeles.
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four sizes sold in sets of 6 for $380 #1, 5.5" h X 3" d #2, 4.5" h x 3" d #3, 4" h x 2.5" d #4, 4" h x 3" d four sizes sold in sets of 6 for $380
#1, 5.5" h X 3" d
#2, 4.5" h x 3" d
#3, 4" h x 2.5" d
#4, 4" h x 3" d
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Short + Long Tooth Frosted Glass Necklace  handcut crystal, wrapped silk Short + Long Tooth Frosted Glass Necklace $495
handcut crystal, wrapped silk