Work > Glass, Ash, Salt and Coal Dust

Through a Glass, Darkly is a body of work started in 2012 and continues today. These works combined materials such as ash to create wallpapers and kiln cast glass sculptures representing mirrors or picture frames. The "mirrors" instead of reflecting the viewer, reflect another visage of ourselves and our experiences- they become a portal to scenes of wildfires and oil spills. At the beginning of this research I was also investigating historical optical tools like the Claude Glass (or black mirror), a sepia tinted mirror that some followers of the Hudson River School used to create picturesque compositions from which to sketch and paint. At this time I was also first beginning to work with kiln cast glass and to make objects that could be projected upon. The work became layered with ideas of perception, memory, and larger issues of the contemporary landscape, gender and environmental fragility.

DarkGlass
video, kiln cast glass
2016
kiln cast glass, glass antlers, glass book
kiln cast glass, pigments, wood
36" x 15" x 12"
2015
This Distance
Kiln Cast Glass, salt, video, sound
2013
video sculpture, sound installation, kiln cast glass, projection,  wallpaper, damask, victotrian mourning, coal, salt, forest fire
Kiln cast glass, video, sound, graphite, coal, salt, paper, wood
96" x 72" x 36"
2013
You Can't Go Home Again (detail)
Kiln cast glass, video, sound, graphite, coal, salt, paper, wood
96" x 72" x 36"
2013
Kiln cast glass and video sculpture, installation
Paper, ink, coffee, salt, coal dust
96" x 96" x 36"
2013
video sculpture with sound installation, kiln cast glass, projection, ashes wallpaper, damask, victotrian mourning, forest fires by Alice Pixley Young
Ashes, kiln cast glass, video, sound, fabric
2013
video sculpture with sound installation, kiln cast glass, projection, ashes wallpaper, damask, victotrian mourning, forest fires by Alice Pixley Young
ash, kiln cast glass, video, sound, fabric
2013
pate de verre, kiln cast glass, lace collars, victorian, cilvil war
pate de verre cast glass
15" x 8" x 1", 12" x 12" x 1"
2013
pate de verre, kiln cast glass, salt, lace collars, victorian
pate de verre cast glass, salt, wood
2.5' x 1.5' x 1'
2013