Claire Bell

Exploring image and creation of space through mark making is at the heart of my practice, with a focus on translating these onto glass through engraving its surface. Currently I work with clear or tinted float (window) glass to do this, using the techniques pioneered by John Hutton to create work based on my drawings.

Engraving transparent glass hovers in a space between the second and third dimension, as neither drawing nor sculpture. This enables me to explore presentation options, which include silvering the engraving to become an engraved mirror, framing to hang on the wall or freestanding it in space. Each option opens up ways to question the perception of the image and the object, exploring its relationship with the viewer and its environment.

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