creation & developement 2014-15 · Exhibitions/Installations · Inspiration/Musings · Project Grant 2013 · Unclassified

Considering Escapism

Escapism is freedom if claimed by a subject- it can not be consumed.

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glass powder poured onto protected kiln shelf. The powder is spread out unevenly, and I poke through some areas..

Occam’s Razor install is next week! I’m just a little excited to see some of this older work go up on a wall, a small section of my Algal Bloom.
Similar pieces made up the cell forms of Wonderlandish and they (the work) has branched out from that point. More cell form explorations with glass powders, some moulded while the majority are free form. The images below show the ‘free-form’ glass powder process I experiment with.

The images to the left show the relative stages: Powder, tack fuse – clean piece- sift powder, tack fuse again, repeat. After several stages of fusing I then cold work the pieces (slightly) and ‘slump’ the forms, or leave them flat.

Tack fused piece from powder shown in above image.
Tack fused piece from powder shown in above image
Bullseye 000225-0008-F red pimento sifted onto Bullseye 001417-0008-F Emerald green transparent
Bullseye 000225-0008-F red pimento sifted onto Bullseye 001417-0008-F Emerald green transparent
Finished tack fuse of powders mentioned in above image
Finished tack fuse of powders mentioned in above image

Meanwhile, I’ve been listening to Spezmodia over, and over, and over… here’s an amazing (!!) video created by Zeitguised for the Mouse on Mars promo ‘Cream theme’. Warning: This video has been identified by Epilepsy Action to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy!  That said, I suggest full screen, volume up.
[vimeo https://vimeo.com/84861706]

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