Waterfall

2012

Window glass slumped onto volcanic stone. 300 x 300 x 100mm, 600 x 600 x 240mm.

69 Otitori Bay Road, French Bay, Titirangi, Auckland. Completed during McCahon Artist Residency Program

My three months of the residency were spent creating work that employed aspects of the immediate environment as its basis, to refer to, and somewhat replicate, work created by the renowned painter Colin McCahon. In this case, his waterfall series.

During the open day the studio also had a series of glass waterfalls that were produced with a glass slumping technique. This was developed during the period of the residency under the wise and talented eye of Galia Amsel. The slumping glass mapped the surface of the shaped pumice and gives the glass the character of liquid passing over invisible rocks. They were mounted on vertical 12mm plate glass that served as both formal reference point and functional support.