HARRIET SCHWARZROCK

Sublime
Sublime
Blown glass, powder coated metal base 17.25"h x 29.25"w x 5.5"d
Silent
Silent
Blown glass, powder coated metal base 22.75"h x 32.25"w x 7"d
Still
Still
Blown glass, powder coated metal base 24.5"h x 20.75"w x 4.75"d
Entwine I
Entwine I
Blown glass, brushed aluminum base 7.75"h x 13.5"w x 5"d
Entwined-II
Entwined-II
Blown glass, brushed aluminum base 9"h x 17.75"w x 5"d

Australian glass artist Harriet Schwarzrock received a Bachelor of Arts degree in glass from Sydney College of the Arts, Australia in 1998. Schwarzrock and partner Matthew Curtis, a renowned glass artist, share a studio in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia, with their good friend and talented glass blower Sophia Emmett.

 

“My practice is in itself a shifting puzzle, at times a raucous family affair with contributions from two lovely boys and a wonderful partner. At other moments it is a quiet distillation of material, and the contemplation and placement of forms to create sculptural works.”

 

Schwarzrock blows gracefully curved and undulating forms which are sandblasted to a frosty, soft matte finish and mounted on stainless steel bases. The components, when arranged, evoke sea-life waving in under water currents, plants swaying in the breeze or, on a more abstract level, the movement and rhythm of life.  The overall effect is one of graceful movement, beauty and life-energy described in a poetic, metaphoric way.