Saturday, 4 December 2010

Jess Dolby's Glass Sculptures

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Glass Sculptures

The inspiration for the 'Glass Sculptures' came from reading 'On Wine and Hashish' by Charles Baudelaire. I wanted to explore his writings on both drugs by creating an installation which would reflect both compartments. Originally, I associated the glasses with wine, assembling them together in ways that created shapes and that which removes them from being everyday objects. I then projected an image of someone in the act of smoking onto the installation to portray the hashish.

I began to look briefly at other books which involved alcohol and drugs, such as 'Under the Volcano' by Malcolm Lowry to create another reference point. The broken bottles and seductive quality of the glass used as a medium, reflects strongly the similar qualities of addiction to 'artificial paradises'.

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