Glass artist and sculptor Jeremy Langford has received the Thea Award from The Disney Company in LA for the creation of the glass sculptures at the "Generations Center" by the Western Wall, Jerusalem. The Generations Center was selected as the outstanding Heritage Center of the year 2007.
On Saturday, 8 March- the glass artist and sculptor Jeremy Langford received from The Disney Company the prestigious Thea Award for the creation of the glass sculptures at the "Generations Center" by the Western Wall, Jerusalem. The glass sculptures are among the largest stacked glass sculptures in the world and the center is a unique blend of ancient archeology and modern art. The award can be termed the 'Oscar of Museums' and is part of The 14th Annual Thea Awards.
The "Generations Center" at the Western Wall was developed by the Western Wall Heritage Foundation and designed by museum designer Eliav Nachlieli.
The central exhibits in the center are eight monumental glass sculptures created by Jeremy Langford. The sculptures depict in abstract form the history of the Jewish people and the figures from the Biblical narrative. Langford used over 150 tons of glass to create these sculptures and had to overcome numerous logistical and complicated physical challenges placing the work in the narrow ancient catacombs.
Says Langford "Setting contemporary glass sculpture into Roman period buildings was an amazing experience. I was working with a very seasoned and experienced architect-King Herod!"
Jeremy Langford was born in London in 1956 to a family of artists and show business people. For over thirty years Jeremy has been creating glass art and sculpture and is considered an internationally renowned glass artist and sculptor. His work is displayed in private residences, public spaces and private collections around the world. His latest project are three monumental glass sculptures in the lobbies of Donald Trumps buildings in Miami, USA