In this stunning piece by Canadian glass artist Cheryl Wilson-Smith, fine layers of red copper glass frit (ground glass) are layered in a modernist wall sculpture. Wilson Smith explores themes of nature, culture, time and inheritance in work produced in her remote northern Ontario studio.
“The rocks, lakes and trees around me are a daily reminder that I am only passing through. Those trees were here long before me and will be here long after. I try to reflect their graceful strength in my work. Through this work I contemplate the passage of time, genetic memory and the evidence of life.” Cheryl Wilson-Smith
She was the 2014 winner of the RBC Award for Glass through the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Wilson-Smith has received nine grants from the Ontario Arts Council and one from the Canada Council.Her work has been exhibited widely across Canada, in the UK and the US and is held in private and corporate collections.