These experiments investigate the tension between constraint and freedom within glass as a material, and how that tension is translated to varying spatial and optical phenomena. This was investigated through a blowing process with a two part mold - a plaster mold creating a strict spherical formwork, contrasted by a loose wire matrix that allowed the glass to explore more of its own formal intentions. The formal effects of different wire matrices were simulated using Grasshopper/Kangaroo. The glass series demonstrates varying manifestations of freedom vs. constraint, expressed by densities of coloring, bulging, creasing and folding. These formal phenomena create beautiful displays of light and shadow, often through sweeping highlights and refractions.
Cornell University | Spring 2020 Faculty: Naomi Frangos