Opaque Counterpoint
Artist BORELLA, Claudia
Birth 1971, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Title Home journey #2
Date 2001
Place Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Medium fused, kiln-formed, carved and polished glass
Dims 24.0 x 98.0 x 17.5 cm
Collection National Gallery of Australia Purchased 2001
AccNo 2001.43.A-B

Claudia Borella's work is characterised by its precision and crisp geometrical form and decoration. It has drawn critical attention since she first began exhibiting in Australia in 1993.

This elongated open bowl form, made of kiln-formed, red, black, blue and cream laminated glass, reflects Borella's industrial design background and the technical rigour developed while she was artist-in-residence at the American Bullseye Glass Company studio in Portland, Oregon, in 1998. The finely-balanced linear form and striking use of laminates of opaque glass are authoritative and confident, on a scale that suggests an architectural presence. Borella's use of materials and colours evokes the ebullience and visual drama of Italian design of the 1950s.






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Line Drawings,  BELFRAGE, Clare; 1998
Home journey #2,  BORELLA, Claudia; 2001
The Ascension,  CHASELING, Scott; 2000
Stria (Olive/Cobalt),  CURTIS, Matthew; 2001
Murrini Vase,  ELLIOT, Kathy; EDOLS, Ben; 1994
Self-portrait,  HALEM, Henry; 1973, Crafts Board of the Australia Council Collection 1980
Newcastle cameo vase,  HANNING, Tony; 2000
Close Distance 42,  LOUGHLIN, Jessica; 2000
Teapot,  MARQUIS, Richard; 1974
Vase,  POWOLNY, Michael; LÖTZ WITWE, Johann; 1915-18
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Home journey #2,  BORELLA, Claudia; 2001