Ruth Mc Callum-Howell
My current body of research production has been exploring notions of the aesthetic links within chaos and perception, and the boundaries of chaotic systems, particularly within the methodology of the glass-casting medium.
Chaos is all around us, in the shape of a mountain range, the movement of fluids or the windings of a riverbed. The implied unpredictability of these things in spite of their complete determination by the given rules is reflected from the microcosm to the macrocosm.
My research explores visual boundaries between territories, where the smallest differences have far reaching effects. Glass remains the ideal vehicle for visual expression due to its very nature. The medium of glass is metaphorical of chaos theory in its behaviour and structure as well as the techniques I have developed with which to express these ideas.