Sunday, September 30, 2007

Intimacy - Time & Temperature

To work with glass successfully it is essential to understand the intimate play of time and temperature. Together they create a work energy the enables one to achieve specific results. I must understand this relationship to know how it will impact my piece. If I focus on just time or just temperature, without understanding the gentle balance, the entire process will fail often in dramatic fashion. The intimate relationship between the two is a conversation, for which I provide the direction.
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12 comments:

megan said...

Melanie does that to people...gives them an enticement to cross boundaries. cool collage and very cool thoughts about relationships between materials/dimensions. we do orchestrate the conversation.

Patricia J. Mosca said...

What a beautiful description of the work you do...and your writing is so artistic...This piece speaks volumns

Aashild said...

I know nothing about making glass, so I'm so happy you wrote this! Some day I hope I'll have the opportunity to try this wonderful way of making art... Thanks for sharing :)

Julia said...

I never met someone who makes art of glass ! I think its very interesting . I admire you for making such beautiful art :)

Laura Scarlett said...

What a great response. Loved learning about your work too.

tumblewords said...

Beautiful work! and words!!

Gabe said...

Reflecting on your post it makes me think that the time/temp thing is more present than I first thought. For instance, in the winter my mood is handled by the delicate control of heater and open window. I tend to the extremes with temperature, because it is so refreshing to wobble well.

Deb G said...

Wonderful...both your piece and your thoughts on working with glass.

Spontanity said...

Very nice and a special "look" at intimacy.

melanie said...

this is wonderful... such great thoughts on your process, on observing the balance required, what an honor to your glass work.

katy said...

I like the play of the key and clock, the words and numbers, how they are seperate components that when intimate with each other create something beautiful, your work. Very Nice,

katy

Crafty Green Poet said...

interesting reflections and excellent collage