Hello World of Bongs Community, let´s talk with Galen Sawatzky, well known as Goolenglass through his impressive artwork:
WHAT GOT YOU INTERESTED IN GLASS IN THE FIRST PLACE?
Mainly its a family thing. My sister and brother in law were down in the states follower phish tour and started blowing glass
with ppl she met. I tryed it when i was around 9 years old. Then later started at the age of 12.
DO YOU CREDIT ANY OTHER GLASS BLOWER WITH HELPING YOU ACHIEVE YOUR SUCCESS?
Mainly my brother, sister and my mother and some main other artists i have learnt a great deal from to name some: sliger01 – marble slinger, big-z … spaceman… LUDAglass .. many others along the way
TALK TO ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR STYLE.
I would say theres a bit of everything, very surreal, somewhat technical. But mainly im just focused on the end result. I don´t care about taking my techs and doing whatever i feel. I don´t feel any need to bound myself with the idea of the way tecs are supposed to be finished. I just get down and do my own thing but im influenced by everything i see, hear and feel in glass and non glass.
WHAT MATERIALS DO YOU MOST LIKE TO WORK WITH?
Glass, Sound, Paint – i want to work more with metal!
WHAT’S THE MOST FAVOURITE PIECE YOU’VE EVER MADE?
That robot piece and the green goddes i made for champes.
WHAT WAS YOUR WORST MOMENT ON THE PATH TO “MAKING IT” AS A GLASS ARTIST?
Made it to the champs glass games masters competition in las vegas but not actualy being able to arrive at the event due to boarder crossing trouble
AND WHAT WAS YOUR BEST MOMENT?
Thats a difficult question, i cant say i have one best moment. All the competitions, or magazine articles, or just when i surpass myself with new more dificult work.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO NEW GLASS ARTISTS?
Just work at it as much as you can and dont give up. 1 good lessons can change ur game so take some class’s even if its expensive!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE STRAIN/EXTRACT, AND WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE TO DAB IT IN?
Probably favourit strain is tangie and a nice heavy recycler table canter piece.
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE, MOST OF ALL IN THIS WORLD, TO HIT YOU UP FOR A PIECE, AND WHAT PIECE WOULD YOU MAKE FOR HIM/HER?
I would say there are a few. Snoop Dogg, Breal and more.
WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR GLASS ARTISTRY IN THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY?
The descreatness camouflage work. People love to smoke but you can´t just smoke everywhere.
IF YOU WERE SHIPWRECKED ON A DESERT ISLAND AND YOU COULD ONLY HAVE THREE ESSENTIAL PIECES WITH YOU, WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE, AND WHY?
My space army knife tool – tones of different use’s. The main is the magnifying glass to start fires and Steve Bates flametrower to deter dangerous animals or give a S.O.S signal.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC TO WORK TO/DAB TO?
Mainly Psytrance, House and DnB – Depends on my groove