Four Elements Water
This series was initially inspired by thinking about a diamond - the strongest and purest material known to man - that symbolises each of the four elements. I wanted to use glass to replicate its cubic crystal structure and the magical way it disperses light into multifaceted perspectives. The sculpting of each still life reflects how diamonds are cut, shaped and transformed into desirable objects, interrogating the contrast between natural forms and human intervention.
The shapes, patterns and textures of the natural world are a continual source of inspiration for me. Four Elements moves away from the calculated geometric precision of previous projects to explore the formalistic qualities of irregular, organic forms. Using digital projections depicting fire, earth, water and earth, I have projected two-dimensional images onto an architectural arrangement of white blocks and mirror shards. By twisting and turning the sculptural reliefs into alternate configurations, the elemental qualities of each image are portrayed in different ways. Requiring very little post-production and an economy of medium, mundane materials are transformed into curious and beautiful images through light and fragmented image.