gale scott glass

Artist's Statement


A work of art can be seen as a sum of its history: the processes through which the materials have gone. The artist's practice upon an object contains both a purposeful and accidental set of acts. It is my goal to continue my development of a personal and unique aesthetic through mixing media that become interdependent when integrated. My recent work consists primarily of glass and several metals: copper, silver and gold. These materials (glass and metal) differ in many ways: fragility/malleability, transparency, opacity, non-conductivity/conductivity. Yet, the characteristic they share allows their interdependency; glass and these metals expand and contract at the same rate when heated or cooled. The resulting object contains a memory of the event which created it. This memory is an expression of a fundamental force of the physical world: the tension of expansion and contraction balanced at equilibrium.