"A circular logic, the logical fallacy in which the reasoner begins with what they are trying to end with, acknowledges my turn towards roundness when working with handmade glass for the first time, embracing its curved edges, accepting with the way glass seems to want to puddle and pool around itself. It also acknowledges the conceptual thinking behind the works forms, exploring historical imagery that loops back and forth between human and cosmic worlds; where all understanding of the ways of the universe is in direct relation to ourselves. These works were conceived as sky discs, cosmic eggs and drawings in space. I was drawn to the glass sphere for its optical and metaphorical qualities. The sphere embodies closeness, it is the most compact way for an object to form itself. The optical properties of the glass sphere reflects, flips, warps and distorts the surrounding environment. Like a black hole, it narrows light, condenses material and reduces visual space. The sphere or ‘crystal ball’ is also culturally understood to be a tool for self-refection, a way to grasp the indefinite and unclear, to glimpse our future and know our fate." Artist statement, 2023
This exhibition was developed as part of the Artist in Residence program at Canberra Glassworks in 2022-23, supported by an Arts Projects Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts.