Contemporary Glass Wall Art ‘Large Breaking Wave’ by Dreya Bennet
Take a piece of the ocean home with you when you choose this spectacular contemporary glass wall art. ‘Large Breaking Wave’ by Dreya Bennet captures the power and magnificence of the sea breaks seen on the beaches of Cornwall.
Beautiful shades of blue and green glass are perfectly fused together to recreate the movement of the sea.
The wave is mounted so that it appears as if floating in front of the frame. The wave casts a shadow and reflection into the back of the frame just as the sea does.
N.B. The image shown is an example of the series. Each wave is handmade and therefore unique – no two waves are the same.
Contemporary Glass Wall Art Artist
The sea and its different moods have always been in Dreya’s life and have shaped her future in many ways. Her fascination for the sea and water, in general, began with the swimming pools and the sea in Africa. Her love of water intensified on return to Cornwall; seeing its beautiful beaches and the crashing Atlantic surf of the Cornish Coastline.
Dreya was a keen surfer in her teens, which developed further when she discovered the thrill of kitesurfing. Her incredible enthusiasm and ability led Dreya to compete on the world circuit achieving a ranking of World no. 3! She also set a world record by kitesurfing from Cornwall to Ireland (under maiden name Wharry) – an accomplished lady indeed!
Glasswork came into Dreya’s life by accident while studying at Falmouth art college. She instantly fell in love with the look and the process of working with glass. This led to a specialism in Architectural Stained Glass at Swansea. Since retiring from competitive sport, glass art has become Dreya’s focus and passion. She has produced many stunning pieces including this contemporary glass wall art.
“The colour of glass, its reflections and translucent quality instantly captured my heart. Glass has a similar quality to water. It is enigmatic, you can look at it or through it. It is there and not there and can create a potent visual effect, either opulent or subtle. I love the challenge of designing for different buildings, interiors and people, whether a large architectural piece or an intensely personal small piece”.