Artist

Albert Young

It was 1983 and the Detroit Artist Market was mounting an exhibit titled, ”ARCHITECTS DO ART-ARTISTS DO ARCHITECTURE” and was fortunate enough to weazel my way into the show through the good graces of my mentor Herb Babcock. As a recent graduate with a minor in glass and a newly opened public glass shop, I .....

It was 1983 and the Detroit Artist Market was mounting an exhibit titled, ”ARCHITECTS DO ART-ARTISTS DO ARCHITECTURE” and was fortunate enough to weazel my way into the show through the good graces of my mentor Herb Babcock. As a recent graduate with a minor in glass and a newly opened public glass shop, I thought this to be a great opportunity to work outside my comfort zone and possibly create something special. For the next six weeks I diligently went to work and created an intimate body of architectural landscapes.

With the work completed and installed in the gallery, I was looking forward to the opening of the show. That night I was introduced to Joan and Bernie Chodikoff who were local glass collectors and interested in one of my pieces titled “SAVAGE AT BRIDGE LONDON”.  They were very intrigued with the title of the work and its source so I proceeded to explain that all three pieces in the show were based on scenes from Aldous Huxley’s novel “Brave New World”. It seemed like our conversation went on forever and I loved their curiosity and interest in my interpretation of the novel which they were very familiar with. Needless to say, they purchased the piece and we became very good friends over the years. I am proud to say that the piece now resides in the Detroit Institute of Arts.

I will always cherish the engaging conversations I had with the Chodikoff’s through the years and grateful for the opportunity given to me by Herb at that time in my life.

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Habatat Glass invites you to celebrate the
48th year of our International Glass Exhibition.

We are extremely proud to have founded the oldest and largest annual glass exhibition in the world.
Grand Opening: May 8th | Exhibition continues to July 3rd of 2020