Scott Chaseling

I gain so much joy every time I’ve shown this piece to a new audience. The opening of eyes, a breath taken deeply, and an audible sound of seeing the unseen. My explorations into materiality, mixed with abstraction of form have allowed me to be more expressive and gestural with glass. The dismissal of trained techniques and its embedded histories are revealed in a freedom of creativity I have not felt before. The power it possesses denies its scale. At one point it is accessible and familiar through being a small vessel, and yet then it becomes enigmatic and mysterious due to the form being caught mid-dance, with its non-glass appearance and perceived lack human input.