Sabbia Gallery is pleased to present this beautiful exhibition of glass by one of Australia’s most exceptional emerging artists, Zoe Woods who is the 2013 winner of the Ausglass Sabbia Gallery Solo Exhibition Prize.
This series of work alludes to the fantastic and exotic world of marine nature. I am interested in exploring the intrinsic optical qualities of glass, with its ability to bend light, to stretch, magnify or reflect an abstracted image, and the feeling of wonder this can entice. Utilising grinding and polishing
techniques I explore patterns, forms and textures that allude to the mysterious biosphere that inhabits the oceans. Windows into the work reveal a suspended world within the piece; an organic pattern reflected on an internal floating bubble.
I hope the work elicits the same feeling of discovery and
wonder that we feel when exploring the alien terrain of the ocean or when looking at nature through a microscope lens.
Zoe Woods, May 2015