Cam Michael Collection
Cam Michael Collection
Cam Michael Collection
Cam Michael Collection

Cam Michael Collection

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From the exhibition Nurture.

Year: 2022 

Materials: Cast Glass

Dimensions:

Lovers (They/them) - 90 x 130 x 105

The Garden: Prickly Pear - 120 x 55 x 50

The Garden: Succulent - 75 x 60 x 45

The Garden: Cactus - 100 x 65 x 60

 

Artist Statement:

This work is about nurturing connectedness. In subject, our ability to find connection and love in a way that both simultaneously embraces sameness but also transcends identity. 

My making process is also a series of acts of nurturing connectedness. I hand sculpt in clay, hand build plaster molds, hand carve in wax, hand build more  plaster molds, watch my molds as I steam the wax out, choose each piece of glass individually and then when the glass is out of the kiln regardless of whether I grind and polish it by machine or hand, I am physically holding the work at each stage. Each stage is like a meditation on what I’m creating. This work was made at Canberra Glassworks with support from Luna Ryan.

This work is about capturing some of the joy of the ideal of having a garden. The feeling of having plants in a space and how that can be nurturing and create a feeling of home. By casting the plants in glass I wanted to combine this with beautiful colour and reflection in light, which is constantly present and renewing. 

My making process is also a series of acts of nurturing connectedness. I hand sculpt in clay, hand build  plaster molds, hand carve in wax, hand build more  plaster molds, watch my molds as I steam the wax out, choose each piece of glass individually and then when the glass is out of the kiln regardless of whether I grind and polish it by machine or hand, I am physically holding the work at each stage. Each stage is like a meditation on what I’m creating. This work was made on a residency I am currently undertaking at Canberra Glassworks with support from Luna Ryan.

 

 

Available for shipment or collection from 25 October 2022.

Photos: Tim Bean Photography