Artist's description:

This work is a celebration of light: the lightness of the dance, the lightness of the floating frame, hung in the ever-changing light of the day - and the lightness of a male leaping figure.

I drew this dancer by hand, directly onto the raw glass, in ink, then loaded the wet ink image with bronze... when I cast the glass, the ink burns away and the bronze sinks into the molten glass, creating the permanent bronze-cast glass ingot you see here. Finally, I stain the glass, creating colour and emphasising the movement of the dance.

The original drawing can be seen among the photos.

This glass catches and amplifies the light, becoming an eye-catching and very unusual artwork. It's best hung in a window or lighted alcove, where it floats seemingly unsupported within its frame, emphasising the lightness and movement of the dancer.

The frame is part of the artwork - it's constructed from a canvas-less stretcher frame using jeweller's fixings to draw attention to the artwork and to emphase its lightness.

The artwork is supplied mounted and ready-to-hang.

Materials used:

Bronze, glass, wood

81st Dance: bronze wire-drawing in cast glass lightcatcher (2017)

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