Mission Gallery
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Gloucester Place, Swansea SA1 1TY
Mission Gallery

Catrin’s recent work encompasses a reconnection with the material of handmade, mouth-blown glass, concentrating on the almost spiritual relation between light and the intense colour transmitted through flashed glass. Ongoing narratives express Catrin’s relationship with her native landscape and the quality of its mark on her psyche, through pencil, brush and light.

These new pieces for Mission Gallery are all related to the turning of the year and our connection with the seasons. They are simple contemplations on the emergent structures of our native winter trees, recently revealed by the gentle fall of autumn leaves.

‘Trees in Winter’ employ hand-cut dichroic film, which will appear to change colour depending on the angle at which it is viewed. This material, originally developed by NASA, will reflect in copper and transmit in colour. These are intended as wall pieces, where the image will cast onto the wall behind it.

The sculptural pieces are intended as outdoor works. They employ highly etched, hand-worked, antique, flashed glass from France, set into bone oak felled on a Welsh hillside around 30 years ago. They have been gilded using silver and copper leaf.