Nick Chase

Gladstone Hotel Photobox Set, mixed media on blown glass, 13 x 8 x 2 in. (33 x 20.5 x 5 cm)

I'm interested in the textures and patterns within urban and natural environments. My blown glass shapes are decorated with these textures producing non-representational objects of ornament. Using transparency and colour, I change the glass canvas into an almost glowing background for familiar yet unrecognizable imagery and textures.

I use photography to record the beauty I can see in everyday settings, that for others may go unnoticed. By capturing a moment on film and transferring its essence into glass, I'm making a new and permanent record of it.