Caroline O'Connor


Caroline O'Connor

Ilford, ESS, UNITED KINGDOM

ABOUT

I graduated from University of the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey, England with an MA in Glass whilst studying under the glass mentorship of Colin Webster. My masters degree project was 'Don't you wonder sometimes 'bout sound and vision?' David Bowie (Echolocation). For this series of work I used monochromatic shades to mirror the world of dolphins and the light blind. The glass animal horns where used to symbolize 'primitive or innate sound'. 'A Sea of Horns' used thirty-seven glass horns inset into a 'C' plinth as a metaphor to 'see through sound'. At the time of my project there were thirty-seven million light blind individuals that might 'see' this way. The project was to raise awareness in the general public of this free resource. It was most recently exhibited at The National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia during their exhibition 'Sound & Vision'. Other pieces related to this theme are 'Abandoned Sound', 'Echoes Within' & 'Comfortably Numb'. I recently completed a scholarship with Martin Rasol at the Corning Glass Studio where I discovered the wonderful world of dyes and am incorporating coldsculpting into my next installation.

ARTIST TYPE

  • glassblower
  • Coldsculpting