November 13, 2019

What does the future hold?

Robin Crawford, 36

The concept in Natural Geometry draws on the theory of Fibonacci spiral, which I personally find to be fascinating. I use a process of digital representation in the form of 3D printing, to simplify the structure of rhododendron flowers and create unique, angular sculptures with an original mathematical pattern. Which is both inspired by the form of rhododendron flower petals, and the structure of the rhododendron flowers petal, at a molecular level.

The ancient process of lost wax casting – meets digital technology in this work, with the crossover between traditional craft and ground breaking means of production and manufacture.

Hand lapping gradually wears away the harsh and rugged edges left by the kiln casting process. Once the glass is polished to a clean edge, and any imperfections, however tiny and insignificant at a glance, are ground away. The polishing of the glass gets gradually finer and finer and the transparency of the glass starts to bring the work to life. At this stage the surface of the glass is perfect enough to allow light to penetrate and disperse evenly within the material, creating luminescence inside the glass. A magical glow, caused by the deceleration of light, inside the lead crystal.

Momentary Sequence, 2015Glass400 x 350 x 300mm