Grid Series, blown overlaid work
This piece continues a material dialogue between surfaces, form and colour, whilst intangibly exploring the ephemeral nature of human expression and experience. The opaque skin of the glass object is perforated in a reductive and controlled grid. These intersecting lines are expressed repetitively by a point, a fundamental mark, expressed with meditative precision. This device opens the vessel to allow the transparent interior to be experienced through shifting light, at times quiet and still, in other moments bursting with vibrancy and energy.
In these pieces, I have focused on the refinement of a particular vessel form. Replicating this form provides a structure through which I can refine and explore the elegance of line and proportion. These transparent vessels are inlaid with fine silver windows, inviting the viewer into the internal space, proving an intimate experience. The architectural reference through the juxtaposition of material and surfaces allows for personal and imaginative interpretations of these objects.
This series was produced between 2003 to 2009.