glass, tar 2011
expanding foam, glass 2010
glass, tar 2010
optical concave magnifying lens, mirror, iron oxide 2011
glass spectacle lens, perspex, chrome 2011
double glazed window, cigarette smoke
wood, glass 2011
glass vessel, glass heart, water, nylon line 2009
in my practice i work with found elements, natural and man-made materials and collected objects whose form and meaning is extended through re-contextualisation, manipulation, displacement or transformation. like an alchemist, my practice and enquiry experiments with the transmutation of common element.
over the last five years i have specialised in the use of glass, mirror glass and lenses investigating their inherent physical qualities, ambiguities and sybolism of body and soul. i explore their transparent, translucent, distortive, reflective and magnifying properties and how the transmutation of the material can create new perceptions of experience. i take a scientific approach to reseach the behaviour of the materials, adding the residue of everyday substances to transform them during the glass making process.
excerpt from artist's statement
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