Brett Manley

Student

My work comes in many forms mainly reached in trying to resolve questions and elucidate curiosities about glass.  I love experimenting and the unexpected quirks that making kilnformed glass throws up. I use the magical nature of glass to take the 2 dimensional into 3 dimensions. Layering the glass and showing the spaces in between and within the glass, between the surfaces. I also love exposing glasses light transmitting qualities. Using its ability to obscure, reflect, project, reveal and alter to create optical illusion kinetic effects and other varying pieces.  Playing with glass is playing with light and colour. And as Dannie Abse said, “Art is a game only if you play at it, a mirror that reflects from the inside out.” I work in series, and am currently developing ranges of recycled and outdoor pieces. My inspiration is often material led, but also comes from nature, gut emotions and a need to create.

 



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