In recent years Magdalene Odundo has explored the potential of glass within her artistic practice, culminating with the installation Transition II, to be shown, for the first time, at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland, in 2014. The installation of one thousand handmade glass forms was developed with the support of James Maskrey, an artist specialising in hot glass and produced in association with Berengo Studio in Murano and Devereux and Huskie Glassworks in Wiltshire. It combines inspiration taken from Ancient Egyptian ear studs, the life sustaining role of the River Nile and the Op Art of Bridget Riley.
"My ceramics have always been vehicles for containment; they have been personal statements about what it is to be human. Glass as a material is more illusive. Like a mirage it creates an optical illusion. It is simultaneously transparent and solid, fragile and strong, like water, it is neither here nor there." - Magdalene Odundo, 2014
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|Related Exhibitions:||Transition shown at 'Kith & Kin II: New Glass and Ceramics'|
Images at UCA Farnham courtesy UCA Digitisation Unit.
Accompanying publication 'Tri-part-it-us' presented three installations, Metamorphosis and Transformations created in the USA, Transition I created in the USA and at the National Glass Centre and the major installation Transition II created at the National Glass Centre:
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|Date Deposited:||30 Sep 2014 16:24|
|Last Modified:||27 May 2016 16:10|
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