Cosmic Fragments

2012

Cosmic Fragments exemplifies Lijn’s interest in the life of different materials and how they inter-react:

Cosmic Fragments are traces of a collision between an ancient material – glass – and a new composite material Lijn made to insulate from and withstand high temperatures. In Cosmic Fragments, Lijn explores her interest in how materials behave under extreme conditions and the way in which they seem to mimic more macrocosmic events.

Cosmic Fragments were produced during Lijn’s residency at Culture Lab in Newcastle, funded by Inspire Northumberland. They were made at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, while working on an edition of Wave Plates, commissioned by Visual Director, Grainne Sweeney.

Cosmic Fragments I

2012

Molten glass poured on ‘Vapourshield’, a mica metal compound and both set into Polyester Resin.

641 (h) x 512(w) x 70 (d) millimetres

Private Collection

Cosmic Fragments Il

2012

Molten glass poured on ‘Vapourshield’, a mica metal compound and both set into Polyester Resin.

514 (h) x 644 (w) x 72 (d) millimetres inclusive of backplate

Cosmic Fragments Ill

2012

Molten glass poured on ‘Vapourshield’, a mica metal compound and both set into Polyester Resin.

547 (h) x 616 (w) x 62 (d) millimetres inclusive of backplate

Private collection

Cosmic Fragments lV (Burnt Offering)

2012

Molten glass poured on ‘Vapourshield’, a mica metal compound and both set into Polyester Resin.

In this work the molten glass was left attached to ‘Vapourshield’ and both were placed into the annealing oven.

490 (h) x 620 (w) x 61 (d) millimetres inclusive of backplate

Photographs: Tomek Sierek / courtesy of the artist.