I am a glass artist working on both large and small scale, I have completed and project managed a large number of commissions in the UK, Europe and the USA. I work with a wide range of materials from Antique mouth blown glass, screen-printed ceramic enamels to subtle acid-etched and polished glass. The majority of the projects I produce are intended to work on a variety of levels, with bold images for impact yet containing small intricate details to be seen close up.
My vision for future public art commissions would be to create artworks that have a fresh and contemporary approach and are looking forward to the future; with a positive, bright and optimistic vision.
The intention would be to create artworks that are welcoming and accessible and do not alienate visitors or locals, but can still remain exciting and have a sense of adventure.
Through image, form and text the artwork could:
- Relate to the physical characteristics and location of the site.
- Refer to the historical heritage and meaning of the site.
- Act as a marker establishing an identity for the site, creating a sense of place.
- Be relevant and accessible to the users of the site.
Many of these elements are used as a metaphor or then abstracted using a variety of treatments and materials to create an atmosphere or ambience.