- 13.25” x 9.5” x 3.75”variable
- Bullseye glass frit, vitro graph stringers, powders, cullet, billets and sheet glass
- Melt, a kiln cast sculpture, superimposes the human face on an iceberg. Glacial ice is very pure, having been protected for centuries from air and water pollution. In its purest form, ice is transparent and clear. Air bubbles held in suspension can make it appear white and opaque. Compression, light refraction, age, and concentrations of microorganisms can create vivid blues and greens. Glass powders and frits used in the process, holding air between their particles, mimic in the glass, the white opacity of ice.
Melt acknowledges the geographic, atmospheric, biologic and aquatic system changes on our planet most obvious during the last 20 years. It is a statement of belief that we must prepare an ABOUT FACE, a complete turn in direction, as we meet the accompanying challenges.
Mary Louise White
Mary Louise White
I am grateful for opportunities to communicate through the languages of art, including music, drama, literature, dance, and the visual arts. They speak directly to the heart, often without the need for words. My studio practice now concentrates primarily on cast glass.
In my practice I am concerned with composition, design, rhythm, movement, form, line, harmony, colour, balance, silence and stillness…and the stories and messages they convey when combined with purpose.
My stories are often about relationships: how we relate to, and honour and support one another, and our home, Planet Earth.
I am inspired by how the presence of beauty and art changes us. I am grateful to have studied glass with many makers at various studios, including the Corning Studio, USA, Northlands Creative, Scotland, Evelyn Dunstan Glass Studio, New Zealand, Karl Harron Glass Studio, Ireland, and in 2017 earned a masters certificate in Glass from The Australian National University School of Art and Design.