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Gill Gatfield

Half Glass
6 1/2 ft H x 3 1/5 ft W

Half Glass expresses the proverb of a glass half empty and a glass half-full, through media, form and visual effects. The central void equals one-half of the volume and area of the glass. Technically 'impossible', the resolved piece was the final of seven attempts to cut and toughen the form, becoming in itself an expression of optimism prevailing over pragmatism. Depending on angle of view, the margins become translucent and disappear, merging with the landscape. Changes in light and weather cause the work to shift between frame, mirror, camera and lens. Headland Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island NZ