“In the studio I am mesmerised by the transmutation of molten glass: a process where all elements of the situation partake in the creation of form. Drawn to simple, organic forms in clear glass, the objects I create gather in swarms of light, reflection and shadow. Each of the vessels embodies an act of creation; subtly delineating substance from void, control from chaos.”
Emma Lashmar is an Australian visual artist, based in Perth. She completed her Honours in Fine Art (Glass) at Monash University, Melbourne in 2009. Since then Emma has been active exhibiting in various Australian public and commercial galleries and artist run spaces, and has travelled overseas to undertake residencies and workshops in Argentina, Germany and Scotland.
Emma works primarily with the medium of molten glass, crafting blown transparent objects and combining multiples into scenarios with other media (including sound, lighting and mechanical systems) to produce room-sized immersive sculptural installations. Her works are often site-specific, and generally explore the ways that elements of a system can connect and communicate the innate relationships existing between things. The artist is fascinated with the subjective perception of light and sound, the vagaries of vision, and how architectural spaces frame these experiences and construct space-as-territory. Emma explores how these primary modes of perception can be manipulated to create a significant and meaningful meeting of objects in space, ideally experienced as a reflexive and interactive event.
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