ONE of Australia’s leading glass artists will be on display at the Millicent Gallery until November as part of Adelaide’s JamFactory Icon series.
Artist Tom Moore’s engaging, sophisticated and technically challenging hybridised animal/plant sculptures are currently on show at the gallery.
Highly skilled in a range of glass working techniques, the artist uses traditional processes in innovative ways to create fantastical creatures, objects and worlds to critique the human condition and the impact humans have had on the environment.
Mr Moore’s creations are inspired by unusual historical objects, such as zoomorphic vessel that combine a functional object and the representation of an animal, and trick glasses that are intentionally confusing and difficult to use.
“The works combine historical glass forms with themes of interconnection that liquefy the borders between animal, vegetable, mineral and personal,” Mr Moore said.
“The resulting characters such as plantbirds and potatofishcars echo the metamorphic quality of glass, a material well known for its paradoxical nature and aptitude for creating optical illusions.”
The exhibition will run until November 7, with the gallery open every day except Monday.
Contact the Millicent Library on 8733 0903 for more information or to check opening hours.