"For Those Who Passed Away"
Flame worked, 42cm (h) x 15cm (w) x 15cm (d) (9 pieces) , 12cm (h) x 5cm (w) x 5cm (d) (6 pieces), 2020
This project received a runner-up award from "Viral glass 2021" by Habatat gallery, Curated by David Mc Fadden.
The number of Covid-19 deaths seen on television and online media had been increasing almost hourly during the first outbreak of the disease. The people fell ill and died as if the leaves were falling. This pandemic incident has caused sorrow for him greatly together with the city's Lock down policy to prevent the rise of the infected, Studio Glass Blowing, where he works for, has to be temporarily stopped. Therefore, he has spent these time on the Flame Working, creating tiny petals one by one. Over time Three months, he made more than 1,000 tiny petals with his own hands, “the number of these created petals cannot even compare to the number of people who have died of this terrible disease," Ake said.
He assembled these tiny flower petals into a sculpture inspired by the deceased’s "wreath" and "mortuary urn" covering the human "lungs" to express condolences to the many people who have died from this disease and to encourage and remind those who are still aware of the vulnerability of life and see the value of being alive.
"Light Up The City"
Glass casted, Polished, Sound sensor, Programing, Lighting, Mirror, 33cm (h) x 26cm (w) x 11cm (d), 11cm (h) x 24cm (w) x 17cm (d),
11cm (h) x 10cm (w) x 7cm (d) (4 pieces), 2020
"Your voice will be more than just a means to communicate. Here, you can use it to light up the dark, whether you’re dropping a soft whisper or unleashing a throat-wrenching scream."
A new interactive art installation takes the metropolis by storm
By Thai PBS World press
At the Marine Police Lodge, opposite the Embassy of France in Soi Charoen Krung 36, the light artists from BGC Glass Studio present the “Light Up the City” exhibition in the historical house. Here, you will find sculptures of human ears displayed in the middle of the dimly-lit room. At first sight, you have no idea what to do with the exhibition until someone makes a noise. Then, you find out that noise can technically “speak” to the light.
“We installed some vibration sensors in the art work. When you make a noise, any kind of noise, the light will respond in a different way. The louder the noise, the brighter it shines,” says the light artist at the Marine Police Lodge.“So try to make different kinds of noise. Whisper or scream, and find out how light will be transformed.”
Don’t hesitate to get creative when you visit the exhibition. Recite (or sing) Luciano Pavarotti’s “Ave Maria”, for example, or scream Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power” – and see how your voice is translated into light.
Blown and Sucked glass, Lighting, Programing, Mirror, 37cm (h) x 26cm (w) x 26cm (d) (9 pieces), 2019
Reflecting on the polluted atmosphere Bangkokkians are living in, Artist Ake Rawdmek has created eerie lung-shaped glass sculpture that feature a systematic lighting technology programmed according to an actual human’s breathing
"As a metropolitan living in a densely populated urban area, I drew my inspiration from the hustle and bustle of city life and depict all in my work. “2019 Breath” engages the special technique of glassblowing which requires the blower’s breathing. Deflating and inflating of molten glass that has become the premise and technique of the piece signifies the inhalation and exhalation of an urban man in accordance with the aperiodic rhythm of the artificial light."
Flame worked, Wood assembled, 2019 - 2020
Back in May 2019 invited by Jeremy Popelka to be artist in residency of Prem Tinsulanonda International school , Chaingmai's artist residency program. At that time, I never know about Flame working technique, So I try to do it by learning with Alex Cheng Bead maker artist from Chaingmai.
In that place they have a lot of bamboo tree, So I find some scrap of bamboo to mix with glass. This is very first Idea that I want to bring my old skill and memories with woodworking technique to mixed with New experience with glass.
Blown glass, 36cm (h), 30cm (w), 30cm (d) (5 pieces) 2018 - 2019
Was selected to participate in the project "International biennale of glass 2021" Bulgaria
“I created a spinning top glass sculpture so that audience can play with it and feel the feeling of uncertainty of the work. So, the fragility of the glass is implied to the uncertainty of life”
Blown glass, 20cm (h), 7cm (w), 7cm (d) (3 pieces) 2018
“Tripolar Disorder” explores the philosophy of religion, psychology within the context of society, working with others. Through the sculptures created from transparent glass material with Glass blowing technique"