The following commission, completed in July 2006, was a collaboration between myself and visionary metalworker Andy Crook. The commission was for a private residence in Plantation Wharf. The client requested a stained glass installation for one of the central windows in the residence and expressed an interest in organic forms. This lead to a multitude of design concepts, mainly focusing on the idea of overlapping layers of glass.
Andy and I worked together to design and create an installation
which combines interesting features of both metal and glass. The
metal structure which is attached to a central beam in the room
has been shaped and manipulated to give the impression of a solid
branch entwined with vines. The branch-like structure castes away
from the beam towards the window, descending at the end to reveal
glass panels reminiscent of abstract leaves. The result is a truly
unique fusion of two exciting traditional crafts.