Self taught American glass artist “Wes Richards” has been replicating creatures from his dreams for over twenty years, and now his custom pieces are available at a Smoker’s World Inc. location near you! All of his glass work is directly inspired by his dreams of mostly benevolent shape shifting creatures that travel through air, water and earth faster than the speed of light. Each museum-quality crystal vessel represents a creature in a particular physical and emotional state, frozen in time. A three-dimensional snapshop of a being that can assume millions of shapes and colors and is constantly evolving at a furious rate. The dreams of giant manta rays and creatures descending from the sky started at age 10 but it wasn’t until after dreaming up a bio-mechanical ray gun for protection (also depicted in his work) that he recognized the friendly nature of these creatures.
In 1993 after waking from a dream of 25 or 30 small four legged creatures crawling around his kitchen in search of crumbs, he went directly to the glass shop and after a long hard day with little glass experience ended up with one crude creature. Since then Wes Richards has recreated thousands of imaginary creatures from his dreams.
His work is in the collections of; US Senator Jeannie Kohl-Wells, Pierce Brasnan, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Charlie Sheen, Joe Rogan, The “Funk Master” George Clinton, LeeAnn Rimes, Korn, Bone Thugs N Harmony, and Tommy Chong to name a few, as well as countless professional athletes.
His work is collected all over the United States as well as Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Australia, and Canada.