So, back to uni with a bang! Final semester = huge amounts of work, but my ideas are coming together slowly but surely, and I’m looking forward to the degree show (I think…!).
What I have been worrying about is how to combine my two strengths; lampworking glass and illustrative sketchbooks. So far, I have come up with these:
The view is to make the small glass beads into a bigger sculptural piece, probably using steel, iron and silver. I’m just happy that I’m finally managing to bring the glass and illustration elements together for a start.
The beads are inspired by my graveyard sketches, the poppies symbolise remembrance. I love the shape of them, it makes me think of little bricks. So now I need to go and look at some urban landscapes and their process of decay and reflect that for the next bricks in my wall. I have also been adding various metal wires to some beads today, I’ll let you know how that turned out too.