I have just recently completed a handful of new work from two different series of work.
The first couple of works are from the Barrel series and are entitled "Production Level 1" and Production Level 2". Each contain a set of seven mold blown barrel shapes with hand blown glass inserts and fabricated float glass lids. The number of the barrels relate to the number of available productive days in a week and address the realistic oscillation in the quality and completeness of effective effort.
The second set of works are related to my current PhD research on shipping containers. This work is from a new series entitled the Container Series. These works both highlight the historical utilization of glass as a container as well as make transparent the impact of the normally obscured use of the modern shipping container.
My hope is that each of these works lead to inquiries into the contents of containers, their relationship to their destination and origin and the necessity vs. the ability to utilize our modern globalized network of shipping.
For instance, the work The Full Extent, contains a form that is at the full linear capacity of what the interior void can accommodate. The work is a reflection upon my own personal experience of using a shipping container to move between countries and at the question of whether I employed its use to its fullest advantage and whether its contents were all that I required in making the transition.
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