Sally Fawkes


Navigating the complex layers of our actions and interactions I am exploring the metaphoric possibilities of place, forming visual negotiations of possible outcomes. The rhythms of our existence emerge as living spaces in cast glass. Space is where all is potential and all is actualized, the agglomeration of the conscious, unconscious and the unforeseeable.
Striving to reveal another dimension in my work has manifested in the use of mirror. Consciously chosen for its globally rich symbolism relating to knowledge, the Latin word for mirror, ‘speculum’ gives us the verb to speculate. The viewer is invited in to experience and explore.  Form evolves from geometry, the man made and the natural. Mark making and the application of mirrored planes allude to time, combining to create volumes energized by light.

Born 1968, London

Education 
1998 BA (1st class Hons) 3D Design-Glass. Surrey Inst. of Art and Design
1987 Foundation-Art and Design. Southend College of Technology

Awards
2003 Awards for Artists, Arts Council of England.
2001 Training and Development Bursary, South West Arts.
2000 Setting Up In Business Grant, Crafts Council, England.

Recent exhibitions
2006 ‘Newby Hall Sculpture Park’ Newby Hall, Ripon, N Yorks,UK
 ‘Collect’ with The Scottish Gallery, V&A, London.
2005-6 ‘Traversing-moments marked with glass’ touring exhibition originating from Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Denmark.
2005 ‘Seeing Clearly’ Morgan Contemporary Glass, PA, USA.
2005 ‘Contemporary British Glass’ Daniel Katz, London.
 
Commissions
2006 Glass+steel permanent installation. Cotswold Leisure Centre, UK. Collaboration with Richard Jackson.
2006 1.8mtH cast glass sculpture. Private residence, Australia.
2005 2 mirror image 1.8mt H carved cast glass + steel sculptures. Atrium bar, Norwegian Jewel cruise ship.
2005 8mt long sculpture sited on curved wall of Norwegian Jewel cruise ship reception. Cast glass, mirror, integral LED’s.
2004 Triptych glass sculpture. Private residence, London, UK.

Public Collections
Crafts Council, UK;
Fitzwilliam Museum, UK;
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead;
Tyne and Wear Museums, UK.

 

 

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Archive

2008

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