The Glass Prize 2017
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GEOFFREY BOWTON

Name of Work:"Contagion Series: Lost Components"
Third Line:Bullseye Glass Artists 2019

"Contagion Series: Lost Components"

What happens to a civilian who becomes a military service member then veteran—how does deployment in the armed forces contaminate who you are? What are the physical and psychological wounds, and resulting scars, of experiencing perpetual traumatic events? Contagion represents a metaphorical disease that spreads from close contact during service in a war zone. The ravages of active duty deployment—combat, extreme anxieties, overwhelming fears, threat of death—infect the mind and body of the soldier. These innumerable physical and emotional effects act as an infectious disease that eats away at the surface, until nothing is left.

Type of glass used: Bullseye

Type of kiln used: Paragon

United States

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