Brooklyn-based artist Dustin Yellin is known for encasing intricate tableaux and towering totems within blocks of glass. Each sculpture is constructed from individual layers of translucent glass that have been covered with cut-outs from books and magazines, along with painted elements. Taken together, they form three-dimensional, floating collages that reveal new narratives with every inspection. We were particularly struck by Dustin’s 20-foot long glass sculpture “10 Parts,” which is embedded with minute scenes that chart the history of humanity—starting at the creation of Earth, and ending at a predicted major disaster. Along with his practice, Dustin is the founder and director of Pioneer Works, a cultural center in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
“You have to keep going within these worlds, discovering worlds within worlds within worlds.”