The Glass Prize 2017
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KELDA MORRIS

Name of Work:"Tipping Point"
Third Line:Open Glass Artists 2020

"Tipping Point"

This piece speaks to the feelings of sadness, panic and hope evoked by this Summer’s Australian bushfire season. A possum’s pelvic bone is used as a recurring motif to carry and explore the changing colours of a country consumed by fire: A memorial to the estimated 1 billion animals that perished in the bushfires, the forms also allude to demon-like faces claimed to have been seen by those fighting on the frontlines. The glass bones fade from eucalypt tones into colours of fire, and finally into the black of charred remains. They are presented in a circle – depictive of a ticking clock. The time in which to act against climate change becomes shorter, reaching a tipping point in deep, penultimate black.

Type of glass used: Gaffer Casting Crystal

Type of kiln used: Cobcraft

New Zealand

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