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    Ø X 3 (Lens Series), WHITELEY, Richard; 1998
  Coloured Clarity
Artist WHITELEY, Richard
Birth 1963, UK
   
Title Ø X 3 (Lens Series)
Date 1998
Place Sydney, New South Wales
Medium cast, hand polished glass, aluminium
Dims 75.2 x 21.0 x 28.0cm
Collection Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery Purchased 1998
AccNo 1998.014
 

Richard Whiteley has developed a personal style of cast glass sculpture. His primary concern is the refractive and optical quality of his medium, notably the perceptual ambiguities generated by lens-like forms.

Given the technical difficulty of casting sizeable sculptures in glass, Whiteley's artistic repertoire is restricted to tapering, slab-like columns and similar geometric solids.

These works have a restricted palette based on a narrow range of steel greys, a dusky amethyst, and the deep bronze-green seen here. The impeccable surface is achieved by long and painstaking grinding and polishing by hand.