Fragile Perception presents new work by glass artist Cassandra Layne exploring vision and perception using glass, LEDS, and enamels. Layne's work creates an illusionary space that plays with the eye’s natural ability to hold a consistent image. The use of different textures and finishes on the glass causes the surface to look as though it were fluctuating. The obscurity of patterning is what draws the eye in. Contrasting colours form a front and a back; creating a shuddering of the image and establishing a fluctuation. The work is driven mainly by sight but also by touch, as the surfaces contain many different finishes.
Image: Cassandra Layne, Bending I, 2015, cast Gaffer glass, 23 x 18.5 x 7 cm. Photography: David Patterson