Tracy Nicholls

Intrigued by structures that whilst appearing fragile belie the strength they possess, inspiration is taken from both the natural and manmade worlds. Complex structures are created which offer a sense of depth and fragility; the delicate elusive lines weaving together into an absorbing sculptural form. The layers invite an interplay with light, forming shapes within shapes and casting shadows onto surrounding surfaces, distorting and manipulating the view beyond; the work exuding an absorbing quality whilst inspiring a curiosity that draws the viewer in to examine the pieces more closely. These ideas are realised through kiln formed glass which has an inherent and seductive beauty. By exploiting this beauty alongside the tension that exists between the planned and the unexpected chemical reactions that can occur within the making process the work conveys a striking aesthetic and form which is often overlooked. read full statement