Q1: My concentration uses sugar as a stand-in for glass, to investigate light, transparency, layering, and form. I was interested in the possibility that using varied lighting to form dynamic shadows would create a series of works that teases out volume in transparent layers.
Q2: At the outset, I investigated how varying the lighting of the sculptural forms changes how volumetric the pieces feel. The shadows and light refractions extended the color of the sculpture beyond its volumetric form, especially noticeable in images 7 and 8. Introducing geometric molds and hexagonal shapes with the formalized control of wood and sharp lines, I contrasted geometric elements with the soft organic qualities of the initial work. Further into my investigation, I was interested in the delicacy of lines created in this medium and the visual noise present within the transparent surface. In image 12, I examine the delicate way light refracts within the surface, while image 11 pairs the hard edge lines of wood with the ornate painterly qualities in the sugar work.
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