Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Jasmine Targett's new works in progress
A strange combination of nervous, exhausted and excited I find myself coming to the end of a huge body of work, two years in the making. For the past two months of winter I have been searching for moments of sunlight to give my glass components sun baths to help them set. I can't help but laugh at the irony, the work needs good clear levels of UV light to set, and the work is about the multifaceted implications of ozone hole depletion and climate change...
Life Support Systems addresses awareness of the Earth's atmosphere through contemporary and historical mapping. Using NASA's dichroic glass as an innovative medium, the series of works re-evaluates the material's original use in space suit technology, drawing a parallel between the innate protective qualities of the man-made material and the protective function of the earth's ozone layer.
For more on the series click here.