Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Work

Here is a very cheeky peak at some new Bubbles I have been working on! This time the bubbles are a lot bigger and the glass is thicker, giving an optical effect just like a giant lens.

Bubbling Up, 2011.
Hand Blown, mirrored and dichroic glass

Using highly innovative materials such as NASA ’s dichroic glass, Bubbling Up examines the fragility of the Earth’s atmosphere and ecosystems that appear like a bubble, on the constant verge of collapse. Sometimes fickle and ever elusive, Bubbling Up highlights the ongoing need to quantify ecological concerns. Every day there are thousands of toxic gases bubbling up in the atmosphere. In the age of heightened ecological awareness Bubbling Up poses the question, is it possible to view a beautiful sunset and not wonder if the sky is set ablaze with such unique colours because of the toxic pollutants in the air reacting with the atmosphere? In the space that surrounds us, what is bubbling up?

This works will be on exhibition at dianne tanzer gallery + projects from Aug 20 - Sept 10

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