Fire Wheels is a series of 5 glass wheels made investigating the old-fashioned technique of « pâte de verre». A variety of colors is revealed within its layers, marking time and space for contemplation. Like doors generating visions. Laying a variety of glass fragments into a handmade plaster mold, creates a unique composition for each piece. The form is then heated to 900 degrees Celsius, melting the fragments into harmoniously hued clouds. Once cooled, each piece is lightly sanded to create an infinite and opaque density. The sense of depth within the color composition is inspired by an ongoing research of symbolist painting techniques, such as with the work of Redon and Moreau. The back lighting bathes only a third of the glass wheel in the light. Every wheel can than be moved on its central axis, to reveal always different landscapes.
Produced at atelier Gamil.
materials_pâte de verre and brass
dimesions_35 x 35 x 10 cm