Inspired by the roman God of wine and mother nature.
The Bacchus collection was born from my love of nature and good wine.
During lockdown I reestablished my relationship with nature , watching the woodlands change on a daily basis, the luster and lushness after a fall of rain on a spring day and slow and steady changing of the seasons that we could all rely on.
I started to use more and more recycled glass as I had some empty wine bottle to hand. I stared to explore the shape, colour and form of the bottles and melting them into organic looking forms. I soon had friends willing to help me and donate their empty bottles.
In September 2022 I was part of Glass Society of Ireland Review exhibition in the beautiful Hunting Brooke Garden in Wicklow.
For this exhibition I installed over 75 Bacchus vessels emerging from the woodlands, like they were propagating and spreading through the wood. It was a wonderful exhibition to be part of as one of its main focuses was to leave no trace, a truly wonderful exhibition that respected the environment.
This body of work is ongoing and available to buy of hire for events.
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