I was given an assignment to create a glass instillation. This was a hypothetical situation to make me think about how glass can create colour in a given space. To make the assignment more realistic I decided to imagine that I had been given a real commission.
I chose the Imperial War Museum (IWM) as my site and WWI as my theme. I wanted to commemorate the many people involved so I created four sample panels to represent the Army, Navy, Royal Flying Corps and the Auxiliary services.
I created a maquette using the small glass test pieces and took photographs at different times of the day to see how the daylight cast different shadows over the potential site and how the colours interplayed.
I keep meaning to go and talk to someone there to see what they think of my idea…