People who live in glass houses probably never had a glass house made of sugar like this one. Artist William Lamson created a solarium (a glass-enclosed room that is exposed to the sun). The wonderful little “house” was assembled at Storm King Art Center’s Light and Landscape show. Lamson explains on his website:
Each of the 162 panels is made of sugar cooked to different temperatures and then sealed between two panes of window glass. The space functions as both an experimental greenhouse, growing three species of miniature citrus trees, and a meditative environment. In warm months, a 5×8 ft panel on each side of the house opens up to allow viewers to enter and exit the house from all directions.
The solarium is no longer on view, but look at the images below to see his creative uses of sugar. Check out more of William’s work on his website.