Bonnie Rubinstein Studio
Bonnie’s scope of projects across the US includes large scale fused glass and metal installations. Her clientele includes restaurants, universities, hospitals, public spaces, religious institutions, and residences. Her passion for glass, light and color is demonstrated in the unique methods she has developed to create stunning visual effects and compositions in her kiln-formed fused glass and metal art pieces. This results in impressive wall murals, lighting, and aerial and landscape sculptures. Bonnie’s work is influenced by her professional background in environmental and landscape architectural design, and enjoys successful collaborations with clients and other professionals. She has a keen eye for what site specific art is best for a space, and invites you to view her website to see her scope of projects!
Add beauty is my goal. I have a long-term commitment to dynamic, creative, balanced design. I obtained an advanced degree in urban design/planning and environmental sciences, and worked on master planning and design for resorts, parks, college campuses, and urban spaces in NY, OH, CO and MN. I also designed an exclusive line of high-end accessories sold at better stores and art galleries nationwide.
It was glass and metal that was always a most enthralling combination to me. Mesmerized by the clarity, color and the light playing its games with the mediums, I dove in: from glass blowing at the Toledo Museum of Art; stained glass; neon at Minnesota Institute of Art; and building my glass-fusing studio in a former dairy barn in Wisconsin. Fusing glass allows control of the design outcome, through integrating glass shapes that remain intact in the kiln at specific temperatures. I can control the composition of the work. The work often has themes inspired by nature, science, or philosophy. Much of the work is water inspired. My urban design background shows itself in the ‘scapes’ that appear. Visual textures and hand-created elements are formed from glass drippings in the kiln at 1400 to 1700 degrees, and hand-burnishing textures on aluminum and steel. Since 1990, I have been an environmental advocate for business sustainability, via EcoSource Inc. This is demonstrated in my pieces.
I integrate the burnished metal shapes into interior wall art, landscape sculptures and aerial sculptures. Aerial art pieces are lightweight, appear to ‘float’, and provide brilliant color to atriums and skylights. My reflective and transparent glass/ metal designs for hospitals, universities, restaurants, and residences are award-winning. I have taught workshops and lectured at universities on the importance and significance of art in public spaces.