Emit/Absorb = CollaborationInstead of trying to merge our individual practices and visions into a singular view, our piece has evolved... Read More
Emit/Absorb = Collaboration
Instead of trying to merge our individual practices and visions into a singular view, our piece has evolved into dramatically opposing but also complimentary glassworks.
Karen Browning has cast a hemispheric form using a uranium glass which has been in her possession for many years waiting for this opportunity. the uranium the composition of the glass gives a distinct acid green colouration which also glows under ultraviolet light. Low level radiation will be emitted from Karen's work for the next 50,000 years. Uranium haunts our twentieth century history.
Jon Lewis has cast a female mould form of a 1950's television cathode ray tube using melted TV screens donated from Bang&Olufsen. The glass has a quantity of barium and strontium in its composition. In opposition to Karen's glass, this glass is designed to shield and absorb the gamma radiation emitted from older CRT televisions. Barium is also used to shield radiation in X-rays for medical imaging.
These opposing creatures compliment each other in their close partnership. Uranium, barium and strontium historically have been hugely important in discoveries of medicine, physics and energy. Pertinently, especially in present day. we cannot neglect the destructive power that these heavy metal elements can unleash.