"I work with ideas of fragmentation, remaking, and wholeness. My starting point is always exploring and understanding the materials I have chosen or found. I prefer to use found and recycled objects and work these by hand using traditional tools and techniques. The slower process of hand working encourages a way of seeing and then re-seeing the materials and allowing new forms to emerge.
For these pieces, I worked with a combination of glass and lead to explore the notion of autonomous stained glass, i.e. that which exists outside the structure of the building. The idea of lead and glass working together and giving each other structure and form intrigued me and encouraged me to see how far I could push their potential as complementary materials, with a long history, whilst also looking at the passing of time recorded in the objects themselves, and through my interventions."
- Keron Beattie, Norwich University of the Arts
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