The primary goal of this new work is to trigger a thought process in the viewer through seeing and physical interaction, that leads to an awareness of the universal forces that are acting on all forms of matter and energy, and the constant flow between the two.
This particular work contains five borosilicate spheres full of water, essentially spherical lenses. The light transferring aspect of water and glass is something I continually explore through my work. Optics is something I’m always reflecting on during the glass blowing process. The fact that I blow the glass myself leads to slight eccentricities in the form, which illustrates glass’ light bending quality better than a totally regular object. Also, the objects are reminiscent of early, not perfect scientific instruments.
These water sculptures are beautiful and minimal, made from the pure materials of borosilicate glass, stainless steel, and rainwater. Form follows function, and the viewer sees science through nature, in a uplifting, expansive manner, through the heart, as well as the mind and body.
In addition, water is the most important substance on the planet. It gives all life, and holds the key to our survival in so many ways. I think and feel that to contemplate pure water, and what may be contained within, is relevant not only to our way of ‘seeing’ the world, but to our very existence.
Dimensions: L: 3 meters W: 3 meters H: 1.5 meters
Materials: Stainless steel, borosilicate glass, rain water.