Lake ViewGarden Party
Garden Party Blue Green
Glass as a sculptural material? It is certainly well known and widely employed as a decorative medium – far less commonly in these terms. Completed in 2011, the Garden Party has found a home on the grounds of a private residence in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada. The installation consists of a trio of heavy glass panels attached to stainless steel support structures. The glass is worked with a combination of carving and casting techniques combined with fused elements to create overlying motifs on both surfaces. This approach, along with the fact that the frameworks swivel within their bases, allows for maximum interplay with both the natural as well as introduced light. As seen in the included images the work changes dramatically with the lighting as well as the relationship of the viewer to the sculpture and prevalent light at the time. The fact that work can be turned allows for the viewer to take maximum advantage of this phenomena. In addition the ambient coloration of the surroundings influence the look of the work which act as a projector screen- an interplay in response to their environment. The format also speaks to the history of the artist – an allusion to the totemic nature of much of his work.