poorly drafted lines, dismantled and suspended

To create the piece, I began by cutting out our world’s national borders via laser cutter, re-arranged them and making molds of these intuitive assemblages. These molds were then translated into the material sensibility of glass; the process of casting glass being in so many ways analogues to how land is formed.  In making the piece I am not only exploring the absurdity of borders, but also the fluidity of space, its interconnectedness and interdependence. Shining the light from above activates the clear glass, the crevices and valleys, resulting in multiple focal points. The chain as a form and a motif became very important, considering it as a duality; a form that both restrains, but can create new links and lineages.