“On the Wing”

“On the Wing” is a new installation for a client in Dorset. The pieces float through a large open area in the atrium area of the house. the glass pieces were developed through looking at seagulls in flight over the sea, and also through looking at groups of birds. Flight has been a central theme in my work for several years. I think it might be about escape and freedom! After my daughter was born, I found my work a form of escape. As well as looking at birds, I wanted to suggest the idea of angels. I also looked at insect wings, specifically dragonfly wings and Lacewing flies. I wanted the glass to look other-worldly.

I used the technique of waterjet cutting the glass to create holes in the pieces. By using a computer to draw, shapes can be exactly reproduced. It is interesting to combine this technique with hand drawn imagery.

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