Helidon Xhixha is a sculptor, though he insists that he doesn’t sculpt materials; rather, he “uses materials to sculpt light,” an act he considers to be one of the purest ways to harness raw energy. Xhixha, who lives and works between Milan and Dubai, creates three-dimensional and often large-scale works that refract and reflect the environments in which they’re placed, most famously through carefully engineered works of polished steel. Although he has also extensively worked with glass, steel has remained his primary muse and material for over 15 years. Xhixha’s public sculptures have appeared in museums, art fairs, and government buildings across the globe. He has contributed work to the National 9/11 Memorial in New York and was recently commissioned to design works for luxury residences in Miami.