I have been creating leaded light panels and placing them outside in the rural and urban environment. This has included hedges, trees, dry stone walls and free standing sculptural panels.
The discovery of thin acrylic mirror, has now given me a clear purpose to the work. By creating panels that can be both seen through and reflect back from both sides, creates an interactive, visually dynamic, contradictory and disorienting experience.
This could be particularly relevant during these pandemic times where the audience can safely interact through the panels, seemingly stood together but maintaining social distancing.
I am now creating new double sided glass and mirror panels, experimenting utilising laser cutting and stainless steel sheet to address the engineering and practical problems, especially relating to scale when placed out in the natural environment.
I am at the moment exploring the use of polished stainless steel to create a simpler, but similar visual effect.
The visual effect echos early collage work that can be seen in my archive. COLLAGE/photo cut through.