|brightening up a bit|
One of the aspects of working in the medium of glass that continues to engage and fascinate me is the interplay between light and glass. My skill in serving as a dance-partner with light is always evolving.
Glass art is always seen in relationship with the light that enlivens it. The warm light of sunset is totally different from that of a gloomy morning or of a sunny winter day. Artificial light differs from natural light, and incandescent is different from LED. Front lighting and backlighting are often both present. The goal is to find a balance that works in these changing light conditions.
Colour, translucence and opacity are all affected by light. I took some photographs of a recent commission that I was able to observe over a few of days under different conditions, before delivering it to it’s new home. Look closely to see what differences you notice.
|a dull day|
|A blast of evening sun|