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Wightman's artistic practice centers around the intersection of human experiences, utilising glass and printed imagery as expressive mediums. In "The Space In-between", Wightman delves into the contemporary discourse surrounding the utilisation of information and media to shape diverse perspectives within communities, particularly during uncertain times.
The artwork employs a pattern reminiscent of vintage Victorian wallpaper, evoking a sense of comfort and familiarity to establish a feeling of security. However, beneath this facade, there exists a hidden malevolence represented by a gradual shift in colour towards green. This hue holds significance as it references the arsenic-laden pigments commonly found in 19th-century homes.
The printed glass image transitions incrementally with the patterning switching slowly from the front to back side of the glass as it ascends around the circular form. It is only possible to see the other side by passing through the space in between.
Sifted and Sintered glass powder on sheet
Dimensions: 1500 mm x 1500 mm x 1400 mm