The Omagh exploding glass torso by Clifford Rainey. The name Omagh reders to the Omagh bombing which was carried out in August 1998 by an IRA splinter group. The attack, in which 29 people were killed and more than 200 injured , was the worst single act of terrorism experienced in Northern Ireland. The glass sculpture is displayed at the Corning Museum of Glass.
Jim F. Faure, known as Jim Skull, is the creator of these amazing sculptures. If the photos are impressive, imagine seeing them in person. The human skull is full of symbolism. The most common association that comes to mind when we see a skull, is death. But when I look at Jim’s sculptures, I see the skull as the home that contains and protects our thoughts and ideas, which live in the brain.