Glass Ceiling (NZ Aotearoa)

Silo Park, Auckland NZ — 2019

Beneath the cavernous ceiling of a disused Silo, 16.5 tonnes of smashed glass fill the floor and press against castle-thick concrete walls. A heaving mass of crystalline parts, Glass Ceiling (NZ Aotearoa) delivers a deep sensory experience and a potent political metaphor. The symbolic glass ceiling is shattered and silo-ed in a seditious act that serves to liberate yet reveals circularity and obstruction anew. The space entices but entry is forbidden. An industrial scale monument, the work reflects on systemic constraints and the sensual push and pull of fear and desire. Like a glittering bed of faux diamonds, Glass Ceiling seduces and intoxicates, offering a glimpse of beauty in the sublime.