‘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.
Scotland-based, Costa Rica-born artist, Juli Bolaños-Durman, presents her latest collaboration with independent Edinburgh-based perfume brand, Jorum Studio titled ‘Wild Flowers’.
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.
The resulting 21 sculptures crafted by Juli embody the rich, raw and bountiful nature of wild flowers and our natural environment.
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.
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.
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’.
Apparitions - Man is not the centre - Glass Sculpture - 2019
Solace Collection - Glass Objét - ongoing
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