Fascinated by the ability of glass to trick and subvert the viewer’s visual experience, psychology graduate Elliot embarked on a journey to bring the medium to life.
The London-based sculptor developed a passion for the subject by creating stained glass windows as a hobby. Now working alone and with artist Bethany Wood, his work incorporates traditional still life painting and personal memories.
He uses a technique called massello, whereby the pieces are modelled from a cooling liquid. Until the very last second, the sculpture is a moving, living entity – frozen in time as the glass sets. This is not without its challenges, as temperatures can reach up to 1000 degrees.
Elliot says: “Glass is a concept as well as a material; it has a life of its own. The process itself is physically and mentally challenging – coaxing a form out of the liquid glass is unlike working with any other material.”
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