Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts

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Rhian Hâf

6 September – 3 October 2014

Project Studios A and B

captured moments
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Exploring glass’s inherent ability to transmit, reflect and absorb light, my work presents a series of captured shadows and refracting light. Using a rectangle form in various aspects with its diverse metaphorical references, the work explores themes of perception, movement, absence and presence.

“It is the light that makes the invisible dimension become visible.”*

Highlighting and utilizing specific qualities of the glass, the relationship with light and its numerous values and meanings is explored, either by using a directed flow or a moving source. The ambience and transience of the shadows, either in intentional stillness or in a moving sequence, demonstrates glass’ fundamental and simple abilities as a material, which otherwise tend to go unnoticed.

The research and development phase of the project was completed in the Glass Department at Edinburgh College of Art and the glass production was created at Phoenix Optical Technologies, St Asaph. The film was created in collaboration with Matthew Walter.

Rhian Hâf 2014

*quote from the Illusion of Light exhibition, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, 2014.

Please join us on
Friday 26 September 2014
6.30pm onwards

This project has been funded by Arts Council of Wales.


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