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  • Glass Rope

    A pair of glass sculptures intended to challenge the juxtaposition between material and function. Inherently glass is a rigid, fragile material, whilst the properties of rope are commonly associated with the direct opposite. In seeking a method of construction that questions this and our perception of material's relationship to it's function, the theory of the innate spiral was formed. By filling a tube of stretch jersey with identical symmetrical objects larger than the non-stretched with of the tube, surplus volume is created with the tube. This surplus volume is expelled at a 45 degree angle from the seem of the tube, thus generating a permanent three dimensional spiral from the objects contained with in the tube. In this case over ten thousand glass marbles were shared between the two structures, uniting individual glass spirals in the construction of glass rope.