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A series of sculptural art glass light installations by Karl Unnasch   

- Created 2014 -


Originally created for the 2014 Northern Spark dusk-till-dawn art festival in Minneapolis, the GLASSICLES were a series of sculptural art glass light installations crafted from repurposed bottles and drinking devices.

The chandelier-like designs consisted of a steel framework, reclaimed bottles and glassware held in place by a combination of outdoor-friendly glazing techniques, metal and rubber mounts.

As organized by Soo Visual Arts Center, the Glassicles were slated to be hung at the Weisman Art Museum, Loring Corners, and Made Here’s “Parklot” by the Orpheum during the festival.

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Blue Ball Glassicle


This bursting star of blue bottles was installed at the Weisman Art Museum during the festival.


2 Gingers Glassicle


This installation was created entirely out of 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey bottles in appreciation for the company's sponsorship.  

Originally intended to be hung in the alley at Loring Corners, the piece had to be installed indoors during the festival instead due to inclement weather conditions.  

Zuber Glassicle


This whimsical array of martini glasses spiraling on blood-red leaded glass found its permanent home after the festival at a Hennepin Theatre Trust site: the New Century Theatre in downtown Minneapolis.

Zuber Glassicle at New Century Theatre

Articles & Press:  

Shortlisted: 6 Things To See and Do at Northern Spark, Sheila Regan,, June 10, 2014 


Special thanks go out to: 

· Soo Visual Arts Center
· The Weisman Art Museum
· Hennepin Theatre Trust
· Made Here
· 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey
· Loring Corners
· Michael Cimino
· Anna Zellweger
· Joe Forrer