Eternal Exchange XX : Pair vertical mirrored glass sculptures with gradated blue exterior

Year : 2021
Dimensions : H36.5 x W12.5 x D9.0 cm each

Sally’s ‘Eternal Exchange’ sculptures are sublime experiences of earthly, unearthly places. In this series of cast glass sculptures, various forms and scales have emerged. Hand carved internal protrusions have subtle variations, some are pronounced, some eroded, others disappear from sight. Mercurial space, always in motion, created by hand mirroring on polished curved planes opens up new dimensions, at times remote, that seemingly were not there before. Layered, textured outer polychromatic painted surfaces, rich in their visual absorption are alluringly tactile. Each piece is a timeless, associative narrative, with many possible outcomes.

The outside of this pair of sculptures are painted in blues reminiscent of the atmosphere from pale sky blue to the deep midnight blue of a dark clear night. The continuous passing of time is alluded to with associations of day to night on one and night to day on the other. The form reaches up, tapering to a point where the mirrored plane offers a point of infinity.

Eternal Exchange XX was selected for the British Glass Biennale 2022. A biannual major exhibition of contemporary glass.