Michèle Oberdieck has a background of printed textiles. This is referenced in her new glass work, pursuing the ways in which line and texture can become the form. She mirrors the soft organic lines created when one molten colour bleeds into the other, within a biomorphic form. These moody, soft ethereal colour bleeds are reminiscent of dip dyed fabrics.
Inspired by natural forms, and organic structures, Oberdieck explores balance and asymmetry through shape, surface and colour.
Glass is both a medium of clarity, and ambiguity. Exploring its capacity to distort, and alter our view, by cutting, and stripping away its layers of colour, she creates depth through mark making. Working with the classic Swedish technique of Graal, Oberdieck examines the relationships between the positive and negative ground through transparency and opacity, and the pattern this creates. The contained interior space is intriguing, by how the inner reflection of light and shadow affects the exterior form, the effect of light being diffused through line.