The Glass Prize 2017
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MARK ELLIOT & PHILLIP SILVERMAN

Name of Work:"emergence"
Third Line:Open Glass Artists 2019

"emergence"

Both Mark and Phil agreed that a reductive, mechanistic view of life and the natural world is problematic, as it denies the symbiotic nature of living things and focuses on difference rather than commonality. This lead to the current work which brought together two very different practices: kiln forming of soda-lime glass and flame-worked borosilicate to present the human body as a living landscape. The process lead to a playful combining of forms, including Phill’s cast of model: Anita Springintveld's torso, and a forest of Marks abstracted glass trees crowned in pumice stones.

Type of glass used: kin form and flame work

Type of kiln used: standard

New Zealand

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