This body of work, addresses a broad confluence of techniques. The inspiration behind these works merges my interests in minimalist modern architecture, whilst juxtaposing this with a fascination for the (at times microscopic) architecture of growth in plants. With this work I am very interested in achieving a hybrid blown and cast feel to these glass forms.
I have been developing various mould techniques in order to blow these individual components. I am by and large melting colours in my pot furnace in order to achieve tints of transparent colour. The components are blown into a series of steel moulds and have a trapped pocket or envelope of air within. When assembled the regularity and/ irregularity of these components create an internal structure within the larger form. The forms are assembled with multiple components, the pieces are then carved and lathe worked as a whole.
The finish of the sculptures captures a veiled aesthetic, where the transparencies of the colours fade and gather intensity depending on the thickness of the glass.