'Potential Infinity' is a freestanding piece composed of two circular sandblasted glass spines, arranged in the symbol of infinity. This project originated during my residency at North Lands Creative Glass in Lybster Scotland in 2010, where I found in the beautiful and untouched surrounding a small section of a spine and took an impression of it. Few years later- inspired and fascinated by the story of King Richard III- I created multiple spine wax casts that were formed and assembled to creat this piece. This whole process reflects on the amount of information our remains convey and transport, on the Body - Time - Place relationship and infinite connection.
Lead Crystal cast glass
120 x 63 x 9 cm
Photo: David Lawson
‘Pain Killers’ is an attempt to break apart the notion of identity in order to explore what constitutes individual identity. It consists of 8 kiln cast glass capsules that sit into routed slots in the plinth which is suggestive of a pill case. Each capsule (34cm x 12cm in diameter) is composed of two interlocked components, one clear and the other one is coloured. The negative space within the capsules contains and utilizes traces of human memory: hair, fingernails, map, twigs from olive tree, roots, latex cast of a naval and body ash. An identity number and a blood chemical analysis are written on the plinth. These all contribute to create a unique portrait of an individual.
Pain Killers; 2010
Lead Crystal cast glass, mix media
120 x 80 cm
Tyne and Wear Museums
Photo: Chris Blade
"All human beings have three lives: public, private and secret" Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
This project consists of three capsules, each represents Public life, Private life and Secret life. The content of the capsules utilizes Olive tree; traditionally the Israeli symbol for hope and peace. In contemporary Israel, the olive tree became the symbol or the apple of discord of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict .Olive tree twigs in the transparent 'Private' capsule correspond to public life- visible and in light; Olive tree roots in the semi-transparent 'Private' capsule correspond to private life- known to some; paper notes in the opaque 'Secret' capsule correspond to secret life- hidden, buried and unknown. These paper notes reverberate on the Jewish tradition of placing paper slips containing written wishes into the Wailling Wall in Jerusalem, and their collection twice a year for burial on the nearby Mount of Olives.
All Human Beings (have three lives: Public, Private and Secret)
Lead Crystal cast glass, Stainless steel, Olive tree twigs, Olive tree roots, paper
53 x 84 x 25 cm
Photo: David Lawson
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