Half Glass

2009

cut toughened glass
2mH x 1mW x 19mmD

Series: Exterior Frames

Through media, form, and concept, Half Glass explores the proverb of a glass half empty and a glass half-full. Technically 'impossible' and achieved against the odds, the resolved piece is the final of seven attempts to cut and toughen the positive/negative form, becoming in itself a metaphor of optimism prevailing over realism. The central void equals exactly one-half of the volume and area of the glass. Depending on angle of view, the margins are translucent and disappear, merging with the landscape. Changes in light and weather cause the work to shift between frame, mirror, camera and lens.