Mollie Hansen

Glass Installation Artist

BubbleScape 

Blown glass, gold leaf, bubble wrap, copper foil, solder

I am inspired by the Art Nouveau style, “Druide Vase” created by artist,Rene Lalique. The mold blown vessel has bubble shaped, floral like growths that areprotruding from the body as if they are about to burst.In my vestibule environment I have represented these bubble-like appendages in threestages of a time cycle. The growth of the bubbles ready to burst, the sounds associatedwith bubbles (to represent the passing of time), and the projection of shadows asimprints of what was once there. Glass as a medium has the unique ability to literally freeze in mid-motion, which makes it perfect for portraying time standing still. The moments captured here can be a meditation for life and it’s fleeting states.