Mix media, Other
Float glass kiln fired with self developed copper stain and with glass enamels. The cabinets are from mdf and contain LED strips
165 x 45 x 45
In this detail image: Float glass, copper stain, water gilding of silver leaf .
45 x 45 x The float glass plate: 0,4 cm
three dimensional painting on floatglass (4 layers) in a wooden frame
25 x 30 x 5
The overlap between science and arts attracted me since a young age. I studied Master in chemistry at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and combined this with piano at the Academy of Leuven.
I worked as a chemistry teacher in a high school for many years. Today I still continue to play piano just for pleasure.
In september 2011, I enrolled at the Arts and Crafts Institute IKA, Mechelen, (Belgium) , at the glass section. I shall be graduating end of June 2017.
The most characteristic aspect of my glass objects is its conception through an interaction between glass, copper metal and various chemicals. In the glass oven, high temperatures cause powerful transparent and opaque traces of color on the glass, something which surprises and delights me each time. These traces of color allow for a world of possibilities to develop my own artistic language. This vision is expressed by combining traditional skills (stained glass painting, engraving, sandblasting …) with experimental techniques. Taking the resulting traces of color as a starting point, I take my unique approach in a search for harmony in composition and colors.
For my final project I worked the glass plates mostly in light cabinets. The resulting objects make up a large installation called “traces”.