These are examples of my conceptual style of Eglomise’ with reflective elements. It is the one of the most satisfying styles than perhaps any other medium I have experienced. When elements of design, asymmetric balance of color & form are unified, this requires what I would call “being in the zone” creative experience. An idiomatic perspective; a position between controlled intention and action. This body of work, this particular style of my work, follow the experience of learning, applying the techniques from experience. And any intention of the action, the various techniques follow not only experience in applying those techniques but also, a spontaneous faithful action with intention to inspire emotion and derive subconscious thought.
This series of work is textural, where the bands of color mingle with the lighter and darker reflective elements and form a view of the out of doors, a landscape. They will have varieddegrees of true reflection or silver reflecting out and where the adjacent color pulls the eye into the composition. A somewhat abstract view of a pastoral scene.
The movement in this style of Eglomise” with reflective elements “reflects” the energy around us. Spirit, electrons, radio waves, forces we may feel but do not necessarily see. Some have suggested a likeness in this style to Pollock and his work and I am all but flattered by this idea although; I have created these under no influence other than my muse! Allowing my hand to act as a tool of duality and then to discover what has come out of the effort with hope that more than what I might have intended will be present.
Cast glass is for me a living medium and the figure cast in glass only enhances the presence of life within. These objects were cast from living models utilizing the lost wax process, Making an impression with a dental alginate material or, a two part latex material producing a negative of the face and from there made a wax positive. Zicar ceramic, sand or silica plaster mold material formed around the wax producing another negative mold, one where lead crystal or soda lime glass was then formed into the mold by kiln casting with lead crystal glass or poured into the sand / plastermold with 2000 degree ladle cast soda lime glass. These object were up to 8 inches thick and some remained in the annealing oven for more than 14 days. The figure, especially the face is a medium I do not study much. Where a face can become a bit cliche’ , difficult to transpose into an object of art that functions as a dichotomy of critical objective observation. It is after all... just a face... Although, I hope this work may bring an emotive response, considering pose and purpose, one might relate or reflect their own personal reality for the work, realizing a new or distant memory.
These objects were created during the first 5 years of my residency at my studio Thomas. Wrought from the four primary elements of fire, air, water and earth, these objects of glass, bronze & wood adopted an aesthetic reasoning relating to creation of the sphere, the mass of elements we live on and in... Life emerging, evolving, forming organism’s and systems of living things, including finally.... ourselves. These objects relate to creation as one might relate to a symphony or an abstract composition of art where titles are discarded and personal interpretation may hold the viewer to consider the origin of there existence.