Fused and coldworked glass.
(I) 25 x 40 x 3.9 cm, (II) 20 x 30 x 3.6 cm, (III) 30 x 40 x 2.6 cm, (IV) 18 x 35 x 4.2cm, (V) 29 x 30 x 3.6 cm. Supporting drawings, dimensions variable.
Navigating my everyday urban environment evokes a profound sense of connection and comfort. My surroundings harbour an implicit tapestry of meanings. The intricate patterns of the urban landscape are transmuted via proprioception, cultural awareness, and cognitive mapping into a rich visual, spatial, and emotional experience that resonates deep within me.
Surrounds leverages the unassuming, yet exquisite medium of glass to explore the intangible synergy that exists between humans and the spaces they occupy. The layering of translucent glass creates a visually intricate experience, inviting the eye to perceive depth and a profound sense of space. This serves as a reflection of our collective ability to engage with the intricacies of urban life and our multifaceted emotional, physical, and visual responses to it. Each piece is an embodiment of a familiar place, intentionally unidentified, an invitation to explore the unique phenomenology of your own local environment. Surrounds is a celebration of the hidden connections between our lives and the spaces we inhabit.
I would like to thank Gabrielle Bisetto for her advice, support and encouragement, Sam Gold for their practical, kind-spirited guidance and Jo Crawford for the final finesse.
This work was created on Kaurna Country.