Sand cast glass with copper on slate
h: 18 w: 23 d: 6 (cms).
This piece endeavours to show our connections with the earth but also with the sky and the heavens: Our faces turn upwards away from the war torn fields, as we still long for hope and that all will be well.
I often use the sand cast technique as it's not so precise and it's a partnership with the glass, creating amazing alchemic surprises. The glass is poured at @ 1100 degrees C, like liquid honey, into a crude sand mould, with copper wire and nails placed in between the layers. This in itself creates a rawness about the piece, as though it has lain in the earth, undiscovered, for centuries.