IRRADIANT BLOOM

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First conceived as part of Walker Half-Life exhibition, these wall mounted sculptures are reminiscent of Victorian pressed flower artworks.

 

‘I seem to follow certain themes in my work that follow unconsciously from previous series. The idea of preservation is becoming one of these themes. Glass by its nature is immune to time, the colours never fade and the forms are unchanging unless subjected to violence or heat. This perfect preservation is something not fully achieved by pressing flowers, the forms distort and the colours dull as the life is squeezed out of the plant. Scientists have historically turned to glass to replicate botanical forms and structures and these pieces are my homage to that process’

 

The bisected black vase is bonded to the back plate with the various flowers and foliage attached via hidden magnets behind the back sheet of glass, allowing them to be removed for cleaning and transportation. All adornments are sculpted directly from molten glass resulting in every element being unique.

 

 

selection

Irradiant bloom III

80-54-9cm

Still life with Pear

40-27-36cm

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Irradiant bloom I

80-54-9cm

Irradiant bloom vi

150-90-12cm

Irradiant bloom Iv

63-80-10cm

Irradiant bloom v

85-75-14cm