Christine Hannan

Christine Hannan

Artist Statement

My glass sculptures are inspired by the forms and patterns created by the natural forces of growth, decay, erosion, tide and wind of my environment, the Tasmanian landscape.

 

The artificial processes of making glass pieces in my studio highlights the distinction that exists between the physical transformation of glass, which I can control when changing the glass from one state to another, with the changes that naturally occur thereby shaping our physical environment.

The transparency of glass allows for the layers of fragile glass patterns to be seen within the single, more durable, sculptural forms of my work.

The patterned and textured surfaces of the glass bowls encapsulate fleeting moments of the natural Tasmanian landscape.  I capture these moments by monitoring and then suddenly cooling the glass fragments during the fusing and slumping process within my glass kiln.

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