This new body of work uses the form of the mountain as a metaphor. The concept is developed through drawing, and subsequently ?mountain building? is undertaken through 3D modeling into vertical laser cut slices of glass. The drawings are illusory, made of shimmering lines of graphite dots that draw out the key profiles and shapes of the mountains. The mountains hover, as if dislocated from the ground, and take on the appearance of clouds - mountains made of air.
What makes us feel overawed in nature? Our most fundamental relation to the gigantic is articulated in our relation to landscape, as it surrounds us. We are enveloped, surrounded, enclosed within its shadow. Where we can know the gigantic only partially, the miniature presents us with an analogue, a mode which matches world within world, controlled, balanced and in proportion. The transparency of these forms will bring us into the view as giants to consider our huge footprint within the natural world where our undeniable and ongoing relation to nature is to control and exploit the resources within it.