proximity and touch #12
each glass component is aesthetically unique and can function independently; however, what brings greater meaning to the work is the tension or lack thereof in the negative spaces between objects. Rodrigues has put great care and attention into the design of angles and cuts and how they affect these relationships. her work holds strong references to casual interaction as well as intimate connections. Proximity & Touch #12, a large opaque black teardrop-shape glass form with a rough surface tenuously balances off centre a miniscule rounded transparent green glass gem. the depth of the black glass creates such an ominous weight that it feels as though the space between it and the buoyant little gem could collapse at any moment.
2010 - cast hot formed & cold worked
11.25" x 4.75" x 2.5" (black), 1" x 1.75" x 1.75" (green)