Stunning cast glass sculpture depicting landscape forms in the colours of land, sea and sky. The Landscape series are made by hand, numbered and signed artworks.
300 mm11 & 3/4 in
30 mm1 & 1/4 in
130 mm5 in
Lime, Teal, Aqua. Olive, Topaz, Burnt Orange
Jenny Smith takes patterns and texture from the New Zealand landscape, notably the wild and rugged west coastline and the magnificent Southern Alps, and translates these into glass, creating abstract works that convey a sense of timeless strength.
After 25 years practicing Law, Jenny Smith discovered the magic of glass and decided to take a course in cast glass.
A full-time cast glass for the past six years, Jenny’s natural talent is evident and in a relative short period of time she
has exhibited in New Zealand, Australia, the United States, London and Paris.
In 2006, Jenny’s work exhibited at Art London and SOFA Chicago and she was selected by a British curator for inclusion in a book titled “50 Distinguished Contemporary Artists in Glass”.
In 2007, Jenny was awarded her first public commission, the Mayor of Auckland’s Community Safety Award, and her ‘Totem’ series was a finalist in the prestigious 2007 Bombay Sapphire International Glass Exhibition.
The ‘Silk Road: Patterns of Time’ series represents the iconic patterns that make up the New Zealand landscape. Cast into glass, they convey a sense of history and a sense of place. The series explores textures, folds and the colours of silk.
Timeless in nature, they convey the ever-recurring patterns of time – like water marks left on sand - and the sense of inevitability they evoke.