Fresh Air, 2005
Glass, plastic; Mould-blown and lamp-worked, ground, polished, UV bonded
Photo: Jessica Lloyd-Jones
Merging art, science and technology, Lloyd-Jones’s sculpture and installations manipulate materials and light to reveal new perspectives. Her blown glass works reference the anatomy of the human body in both abstract and illustrative forms.
Deflated Vessels capture the fluidity and softness of hot blown glass in forms that appear to have released some of the breath that created them before solidifying. Their anthropomorphic forms evoke ideas about the beauty and fragility of the human body as it is subjected to physical change.
Fresh Air is an artistic response to how human health and well being is influenced by our environment. Drawing analogies between biological systems, it references the glass blowing process as a transition of air from the breath inside our lungs and the fragility of our dependence upon plants for the air we breathe.
Born in North Wales, Jessica graduated with an MFA in sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art. Jessica’s energy inspired sculpture and installations investigate a broad range of subject matter related to natural phenomena, merging art, science and technology.