Work produced during 2012 for an exhibition at Kirra Gallery, Melbourne, for Canberra Glassworks, and for SOFA Chicago 2012.
In this current body of work, I am concerned with harmonious interconnectivity.
I am influenced by biological variability in its many guises. Aesthetically, my intention is to address the duality between complexity and simplicity. To find movement in stillness. Central to these pieces, is an affinity with presenting both tension and a floating sense balance. Where the spaces between the components, bridge shifting forms.
In working with blown glass, I am interested in exploiting the fluidity of the material. When working at the furnace, I endeavor to produce rhythmically similar components. I find the transition of the states of the material beguiling; where fluidity becomes fragile. Whilst working in the hotshop, I amass a variety of forms, once cooled; this enables me to arrange larger compositions. I then focus on achieving a cadence and interplay between the forms.
In the most recent works I am presenting watercolour like hues, transitioning through the forms. This continues my interest in the affinity of the material to its fluid state. This also helps to create an illusion of moment and of the dynamic biological interactions, which inform the work.
I am drawn to the intrinsic complexity and aesthetic beauty of biological forms and growth. Intrigued by the complex interplay between an organism and it’s verging environment. Here I seek to capture a quietly shifting sense of reflected growth, whilst being attentive to the spaces and balance between these forms.
Sizes vary from several 35cm tall to 170cm high.
Often I am humbled by the fascinating rhythms and interconnectedness of organisms. I endeavour to present sculptural forms that allude to this interconnectivity. Here similar organically inspired elements align and effect those adjacent. It is my intention that the molten plasticity of this diaphanous material provides a shifting cadence, whilst allowing for the interplay of the spaces between.
sway (ice blue)
blown glass, stainless steel armature