I came across the inspiration of this work in an old art life model photo directory as I was researching the way musicians move their bodies as they play, completely immersed in and focussed on the music they create. The way Ana's body flows into her instrument is inspirational!
I drew her in 2016, in Shrewsbury, in my studio, creating two works, of which this is the smaller. It's drawn in ink loaded with very finely ground bronze metal, which is carefully transferred to the glass plate. This plate is then kiln cast, during which the bronze moves into and becomes part of the glass, creating a beautiful line in blue/black bronze patena. Finally, the cast glass plate has been laminated to a stretched canvas on a box frame, which I've textured with acrylics chosen to set off the cast glass image.
Ana cuts a powerful and enigmatic figure... I hope you can hear her music...
Glass, Bronze, acrylic, inks