Alexandra Frasersmith

Opening Event, Wednesday 4 June, 6 – 8pm
Runs Thursday 15 – Sunday 25 June 2017

The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.

― Christopher Paolini, Eragon

Artist Statement

How do we personify the states of water as metaphors for emotion?

Through the mediums of lost wax glass casting, text and works on paper, I aim to study the serendipitous movement of how water carves its path through nature, and create work that evokes a similar pool of identifiable emotion.

The method of glass Casting provides a crystal clear snapshot of a liquid state, now frozen in time, to allow for emotional reflection and introspection framed in a variety of ways. Pools, streams, ponds, lagoons, bays and seas.

The works on paper for this exhibition are a mediation/ interpretation of the frozen conditions and, like all emotional experiences, are therefore biased but are no less important.

Artist Biography

In 2012 Alexandra Frasersmith was awarded a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons) Degree in Glass, at the Australian National University School of Art and is currently employed at Canberra Glassworks.

Alexandra was awarded a four week Graduates in Residence at Canberra Glassworks in 2013 and the 2015 Endeavour Award, a four month professional practice residency in a glass studio in Berlin Glas e.V, Berlin, Germany.

Since graduating Alexandra has exhibited both nationally and internationally and been a finalist in glass prizes both at home and abroad. The majority of Alex’s work is now made at the Canberra Glassworks and at her home studio.