About Holly Grace:
As an artist I use glass as an invisible skin to explore form and decoration, creating a body of artwork that explores our historical and ongoing fascination with nature. I am particularly interested in the way early industrial designers assimilated patterns from nature to design and decorate mass-produced objects. It is this interaction and decorative process I would like to explore. I draw from both nature and its industrial interpretation as a source of form and decoration to create a variety of hybrid objects, a synthesis of man and nature. I use historical techniques to create texture on my glass, replicating patterns found in nature in manufactured decorative glass. Through sandblasting, engraving the outer and inner surfaces of the forms, I highlight the transparent qualities of the glass. As in natural forms such as leaves and trees the double-sided nature contrasts textures and smoothness, referring to circulation within a protective shell.