29 December 2005
I don't mean jelly glasses as in glasses for jelly, but playing with jelly as you might with kiln-formed colours. These are stripes of jelly (not packet) set within hollowed-out oranges. Then cut in quarters longways. A pretty effect. You could do this with glass -- one technique being hot and the other cold. Which is easier to control or predict? I'm not sure. Another seasonal deployment of creativity. Should I be getting back to my sketchbook?
28 December 2005
In addition to the 4 shown on the table were champagne glasses and jelly glasses for the kumquats in orange brandy. What a pleasure to have all the right kit for a festive table. Also visible is a slumped glass plate decorated with orchids (centrepiece) and white asparagus wrapped in smoked salmon ribbons. The coup de grace was also in an asparagus form -- ice cream pressed into 19th century pewter moulds, with perfect green tips.
13 December 2005
Today I went to see the venue for my 'location-specific project'. This is it. The view is from the lift looking straight ahead and I have my eye on the window furthest to the right of the group of 4. It is inset by about 11 cm so I could trap something within a double-glazed panel. That neatly solves my health and safety problems. The offices will be open plan, so if I use the full height, it will be seen from all offices.
10 December 2005
Here I am at the weekend wondering what to do with a bunch of cubes. Realise I have been putting energy into objects I don't want and can't find space for. Yes, it was all about learning, but the way the term fizzled out felt a bit like slow-cooking a complex dish, putting it out on a carefully laid table -- and then no one came to eat it.
09 December 2005
03 December 2005
Here are 3 more versions of the cube: cut across to make two hexagons, which I have reshaped, engraved and glued side by side. The middle one represents the solid opened out into its component slices and copper-foiled - the mottled effect is created by sandblasting the back of a mirror. The 'bra cup' shape is what happened when I allowed a cast cube to slump by itself.