20 April 2011


Following her 2010 solo exhibition, 'Of Memory', Emily McIntosh has continued her scientific investigation within her artistic practice with a focused look at the egg. For McIntosh, the egg signals potential. It is one of the only single celled organisms that can grow into anything.

Each 'Egg' is solid formed hot glass from a furnace. McIntosh gathers the melted glass on blow pipe which she is constantly rolling to get a uniform shape. She creates the ovoid shape by manipulating the mailable glass with a wooden block. The works are composed of three individual gathers of glass with the surface carved back and hand finished with a diamond wheel for a uniform lathe surface.

Left: Emily McIntosh, 'Egg' 2011, solid glass, timber, 12 x 8.5 x 8.5cm

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