Grid, by Holly Wolf-Mattick
Grid, 2001 – present
Hot cast glass and steel
Set of 15 panels, approximately 32 x 55 x 4 inches; each panel, 9 x 9 x 2 inches
Photography: Rachel Comande
Balanced dualities such as complex parts forming simple shapes, repeated circular elements creating rectilinear formats, and the play of light and shadow are common themes in my glasswork. Influences include scientific imagery and architecture. Glass is my primary medium due to its relationship to light, the fluidity during the hot working process, and the unique nature of the material.
In Grid, a series of hot cast glass panels with imprinted patterns play with light and reflection. The surface impressions capture the light and emphasize optics, texture, and the fluidity of glass in contrast to its solid geometry. The grid format acts as an organizational system for the modular components, while the angled position from the wall breaks the rigidity of the grid pattern.