Glass art is everywhere at the beaches of Hawaii, but the beach is one of the most exclusive.
But a new wave of glass art is surfacing around the world.
Glass is an organic material with a unique chemical structure, allowing it to bend and change shape when exposed to light.
The glass art industry is booming in Hawaii.
And it’s just getting started.
In a new article in the International Journal of Glass Art, researchers from the University of Hawai’i and the National Science Foundation describe their work that showed how a single piece of glass can bend and transform when exposed at certain temperatures.
Researchers say their findings may help create new ways to make glass sculptures that are more wearable and versatile.
They also hope to develop new ways for glass artists to create realistic glass art.
“I think it’s very interesting,” said study co-author Scott Beddington, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University.
“We think it may have applications in some other fields, including architecture and medicine.”
The new work was funded by the National Research Foundation.