Glass Art Abstract ‘Entwined Clouds – Contemporary Rainbow Sculpture’ by Amanda Charles
Blocks of ‘riotous’ colour give shape to this fantastic glass art abstract. A conspicuous abstract parody of a rainbow of clouds in formation. Amanda Charles adds to her collection of bold, bright and beautiful abstract glass art.
This contemporary rainbow sculpture was created by painstakingly entwining layers of convoluted glass in corresponding colours. The components of this piece have been fired many times to achieve this harmonious result. This modern ‘alchemy’ enables Amanda to take uniform sheet glass and canes and conjure up fantastic glass artefacts in a kaleidoscope of colours.
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Glass Art Abstract Artist
Amanda Charles began her stellar glass journey by training in ceramics and glass at the University of Hertfordshire. She became fascinated by the versatility of glass and the amazing array of ways it was possible to work with glass to create beautiful art.
Amanda Charles’s favourite modus operandi is working with kiln-formed glass. Precise heat control enables her to stack opalescent, transparent and dichroic glass. This creates vibrancy, geometry and very tactile 3D texture. It almost invites the viewer to reach out and touch the art.
Inspired both by contemporary art movements and the great art movements such as Bauhaus, Amanda Charles Glass abstract art creations focus on geometric and powerful colour contrasts. The elaborate detail of her pieces creates both linear and non-linear compositions – a harmonic dissonance if you will.
Layers of glass complement or contrast with each other to create a wonderful divergence between light absorption and reflection in intricate detail and pattern. A style that pays homage to the simplicity of Bauhaus Modernism and the complexity of non-representational Abstract Expressionism (art not based on reality, but more an expression of the artists’ psyche).
Her artistic style and technique are constantly evolving as she continues to experiment with the marvellous medium of glass.
Amanda Charles Glasswork has featured in the Online European Glass Show 2016 run by the Contemporary Glass Society. And her talents have been honoured by being shortlisted for the 2017 British Glass Biennale.