Philippa Beveridge’s work is concerned with time and memory: the fleeting and transitory, absence and displacement, identity and loss. She chose glass as her primary medium because of the wide range of lyrical messages it can convey. She uses a variety of techniques to express ideas which arise from the practical and poetic properties of glass: strength, resilience, transparency and reflection. Printing techniques are also a key aesthetic and conceptual element in the work.
Beveridge is drawn to the melancholy and beauty of cemeteries, which encompass the aesthetics and concepts of her work. Architectural details, surface decoration, wallpapers and the natural world also provide sources of inspiration. Recent works deal with collective and individual identity: lost feathers and discarded wings provide traces of a journey made and remnants left behind.