Glass artist Cheryl Wilson-Smith is honouring her Scottish heritage by naming this stunning new wall sculpture Geal (meaning ‘bright’) Figh (meaning ‘weave’). Paper-thin layers of white glass frit pieces (ground glass )set vertically and horizontally appear to be woven into a square pattern. The ancient boreal forests, water and rocky outcrops surrounding the artist’s northern Ontario home provide endless inspiration for the uniquely beautiful patterns, textures and form of her glass art.
“The layers of my work represent many things but one of them is the accumulation of memories that are passed down.” Cheryl Wilson-Smith
She was the 2014 winner of the RBC Award for Glass through the Canadian Clay and Glass. Wilson-Smith has received nine grants from the Ontario Arts Council and one from the Canada Council. Commissions include the Red Lake District Heritage Centre, Margaret Cochenor Memorial Hospital Donor wall. Her work has been exhibited widely across Canada, in the UK and the US.