Fluidity

My Master Project focused research on the fluidity of glass and water by
analyzing its properties, movement and kinetics. Glass, through its transparency,
formability and optical properties is similar to water and at the same time
significantly different. I draw my inspiration from my experience during my
stay in Norway, its extensive lakes and fjords, rainy days in Bergen and walks by
the coast. The main aim of the work was capturing water movement. I depicted
vertical movement using color running through glass sheet. Using technique
Pâte de verre I have created objects that are able to soak water through glass
frit. Just as life is putting problems in our way, I have put obstacles in the
form of simple lines against flow of color. It resulted in contrast between color
and clear glass, but also different saturation due to color diffusion. The second
principle of spreading of the water is horizontal movement. Using variety of
casting techniques I have created glass waves. Hot casted glass emphases even
more stopped movement of glass. This glass installation is straight on one side,
from where glass is leaking out. I captured the fluidity of the water through the
flow of glass. All these works were created at S12 Open Access Studio and
Gallery in Bergen, Norway, during my internship.