Jess Fisher’s Red Dagon piece uses the fragile medium of glass to create a support network where each piece relies on its partner for stability. “We are stronger when we stand together than when we stand alone,” says Jess.
With my work I wan to maintain a sense of play and simplicity within form
and materials used. Spinning tops for me as an object are a wonderful connection to innocent youthful moments spent back when there was a whole other world just under the Kitchen table, full of treasures and adventure one could be lost for ever only to surface when the custodian of the pots and pans called for lunch.
Through time we out grow little moments and put games aside only to stumble upon objects in our later lives that spark feelings more than thoughts of younger days.
Glass as an object is treated with a sense of preciousness that elevates
these objects above and away from the child within us. How many times have you not moved to feel the texture or the cool surface of some thing glass not just because the sign clearly reads DON'T TOUCH but the adult
with in you is to worried about how much it will costs if you were unfortunate enough to brake it!
So with this in mind and a youthful heart I want to cross this barrier of
self in posed adult control and make objects that give a sense of play and
fun to the viewer and to let them feel that they can interact with it
(though the gallery owner is watching you like a nervous hawk!) and reflect
upon your self as a younger person when you still felt free to play.
Go on spin it........... I dare ya!!