Vein

2008
Glass, Steel
Edition of 40

Tall and elegant, each one of Tim Morgan's Veins are constructed from glass rods, held in compression between two steel blades. By binding a stack of rods to create a whole, Morgan creates a unique and intricate texture in his work, a variation on the effects of a plain sheet of glass. Standing in a group, the structures are set at varying angles so as to catch the light at different times of day. This use of the physical properties of light and the way it interacts with glass demonstrates an interest in reflection, diffraction and the movement and manipulation of light that is often present in Morgan’s work. The sculpture changes throughout the day, its elements in constant play with nature. The changing qualities of light form subtle differences in pattern and colour and when viewed from certain angles, the light caught by the glass renders the steel blades invisible, creating the impression of a glowing needle suspended in the air.

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About The Artist

Through his work Morgan explores various physical phenomena, such as the surface tension of water, or the quality of light passing through glass. As well as small and large–scale glass sculptures, he also makes work as interventions in the landscape. Through his use of glass or other materials Morgan creates a finely balanced hole in the surface of the water at his chosen location, whether it be in a puddle, pond or tidal region, apparently subverting physical laws. This work may be cyclic or transitory, depending on the stability of the water or the tide. Morgan records these as photographs or videos “I am fascinated by the explanations we build around ourselves to account for our own existence and by the interaction of our genetic and cultural inheritance with our own individual experience.”

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Tim Morgan

Born: 1970

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