‘WILD FLOWERS’ Collection

Juli Bolaños-Durman X Jorum Studio

Layer upon layer of luxurious hand-cut details transfigure abandoned glass in the artist’s latest series of glass sculptures titled ‘Wild Flowers’; personifying a story of potential and renewal and becoming beacons for social change.

 
 

‘Wild Flowers’ Collection. Juli Bolaños-Durman Collaboration x Jorum Studio
Films: ZAC and ZAC. Edinburgh, 2019 ©


Scotland-based, Costa Rica-born artist, Juli Bolaños-Durman, presents her latest collaboration with independent Edinburgh-based perfume brand, Jorum Studio titled ‘Wild Flowers’.

The ‘Wild Flowers’ project will debut at the exhibition ‘Re.Use, Re.Think, Re.Imagine’ at Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset, which opens on 18 October, 2019. 

‘Wild Flowers’ Collection. Juli Bolaños-Durman Collaboration x Jorum Studio. Photography: Shannon Tofts. Edinburgh, 2019 ©

‘Wild Flowers’ Collection. Juli Bolaños-Durman Collaboration x Jorum Studio. Photography: Shannon Tofts. Edinburgh, 2019 ©

Earlier this year, Juli was invited to respond to Jorum Studio’s latest collection, ‘Progressive Botany Vol. I’. 

Prompted by rich olfactory studies, a vivid layering of the textures and the artist’s Latin American heritage, the exploration was dynamic and involved all of the five senses.

‘Wild Flowers’ Collection. Juli Bolaños-Durman Collaboration x Jorum Studio. Photography: Shannon Tofts. Edinburgh, 2019 ©

‘Wild Flowers’ Collection. Juli Bolaños-Durman Collaboration x Jorum Studio. Photography: Shannon Tofts. Edinburgh, 2019 ©


‘Wild Flowers’ Collection. Juli Bolaños-Durman Collaboration x Jorum Studio. Photography: Shannon Tofts. Edinburgh, 2019 ©

‘Wild Flowers’ Collection. Juli Bolaños-Durman Collaboration x Jorum Studio. Photography: Shannon Tofts. Edinburgh, 2019 ©

The resulting 21 sculptures crafted by Juli embody the rich, raw and bountiful nature of wild flowers and our natural environment.

‘Wild Flowers’ Collection. Juli Bolaños-Durman Collaboration x Jorum Studio. Photography: Shannon Tofts. Edinburgh, 2019 ©

‘Wild Flowers’ Collection. Juli Bolaños-Durman Collaboration x Jorum Studio. Photography: Shannon Tofts. Edinburgh, 2019 ©

Each Wild Flower is brought to life by deconstructing discarded glass, reconfiguring the elements through play and embellishing them with decadent layers of hand-cut details.

‘Wild Flowers’ Collection. Juli Bolaños-Durman Collaboration x Jorum Studio. Photography: Shannon Tofts. Edinburgh, 2019 ©

‘Wild Flowers’ Collection. Juli Bolaños-Durman Collaboration x Jorum Studio. Photography: Shannon Tofts. Edinburgh, 2019 ©


Juli Bolaños-Durman Studio

Bolaños-Durman is known for revitalising waste material by applying various heritage cold-working processes. Her practice is driven by a genuine concern for the amount of rubbish we produce as consumers. As a maker working with a material that can be repaired, this project represents an opportunity to demonstrate both the traditional skills and artistic vision required to breathe new life into these discarded objects. 

In the end, these objets d'art personify a story of potential.

Through my work I want to invite the audience to delve into a magical world of second chances, where waste material is the starting point. I’m interested in how this visceral bond between the maker and the material permeates the creative process, guiding it to become something new. Furthermore, these objects honour the instinctual need to create something with our hands, and how this act of making connects us to our humanity, our forefathers/foremothers and the future.
— Juli Bolaños-Durman
‘Wild Flowers’ Collection. Juli Bolaños-Durman Collaboration x Jorum Studio. Photography: Shannon Tofts. Edinburgh, 2019 ©

‘Wild Flowers’ Collection. Juli Bolaños-Durman Collaboration x Jorum Studio. Photography: Shannon Tofts. Edinburgh, 2019 ©

Living in Scotland, Juli Bolaños-Durman (b. 1984 in Costa Rica) originally trained in graphic design studying at San Jose University in Costa Rica, 2006. Juli has subsequently studied in Venice, New York and Edinburgh, completing an MFA in Glass at the University of Edinburgh in 2013.

Juli has worked in mixed media, predominantly in glass repurposing found objects and transforming them into precious artefacts that tell a story. 

  • Winner of Jerwood Makers Open 2017, 

  • Inches Carr Scottish Craft Award 2017, 

  • Elle Decoration British Design Awards 2015 

  • Exceptional Talent Visa endorsed by Arts Council England 


Juli’s work is included in the collection of Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts (MUDAC) Collection. Lausanne, CH. and has been exhibited internationally having been including at Design Miami 2016, Design Days Dubai and London Design Festival.

Juli’s unique perspective can be easily linked to the core of her artistic statement: ‘I want to create raw pieces that are put together intuitively through the joyfulness of play, by exploring different materials and ideas to challenge the boundaries of art and its meaning’.

‘Wild Flowers’ Collection. Juli Bolaños-Durman Collaboration x Jorum Studio. Illustration: Juli Bolaños-Durman. Edinburgh, 2019 ©

‘Wild Flowers’ Collection. Juli Bolaños-Durman Collaboration x Jorum Studio. Illustration: Juli Bolaños-Durman. Edinburgh, 2019 ©

Previous Works

Apparitions - Man is not the centre - Glass Sculpture - 2019

Solace Collection - Glass Objét - ongoing

Tales of a Universal Goddess - Glass and Light Sculpture; Animations in collaboration with Diego Almazán de Pablo - 2017

Musings - Glass/Light Sculpture - 2017

Made-Up Museum of Artefacts - Glass Sculpture - 2016

Ode to Intuición Series - Glass Sculpture - 2013

Little Animals - Fused Glass with Illustration - 2010

For a full immersion in Juli’s world please visit www.julibd.com
Follow Juli’s work on her Instagram and via the Jorum Studio platform.

 
 
Juli Bolaños-Durman. Photography by  Miriam Levi  ©

Juli Bolaños-Durman. Photography by Miriam Levi ©