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    The Ascension, CHASELING, Scott; 2000
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Artist CHASELING, Scott
Birth 1962, Tamworth, Australia
   
Title The Ascension
Date 2000
Place Pialligo, Australian Capital Territory
Medium painted, fused, blown glass, wheel-cut
Dims 47.0 x 22.0 cm diam.
Collection Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery Purchased 2000
AccNo 2000.05
 

Trained initially as a sculptor, Scott Chaseling's objects and vessels in blown and fused glass reflect a lively plastic imagination and a sure command of material and technique. The vigorous style and bold palette are influenced by the Venetian decorative repertoire, albeit a repertoire absorbed by the artist through exposure to the practice of Italian artist-craftsmen working in America.

This work combines traditional techniques including blowing and painting, with the experimental 'blown roll-up' process - a method of rolling a hot cylinder of glass over sections of preformed pattern that are then marvered or smoothed into the surface of the rudimentary vessel. Glimpses of the interior of the vessel are afforded through small transparent apertures in the design.