For Chris Wood, her canvas is glass and her medium is light. She uses one to manipulate the other with subtle interventions placed in the optical plane, harnessing patterns of light into exquisite tiny movies or streams of fluttering images, which recall ephemeral glimpsed moments in the natural world.
About Chris Wood
I studied furniture design at Middlesex University and an interest in light led me to explore the physical and visual qualities of glass. I then went on to study Glass at the Royal College of Art, where I worked on architectural scale projects dealing with issues of light and space. Glass is a material which allows me to exploit the aesthetic potential of Light. Minimal structures, support simple arrangements of glass, which interact with light to create complex patterns of light and shade, which change depending upon the position of the viewer and the angle of the light source. I live and work in Cambridgeshire where I produce experimental glass and light works for exhibition. Informed by this exploratory approach I also produce work to commission for architectural and interior situations. I was one of eleven artists selected for the Arts Council England Eastern Region Escalator Scheme in 2005.