Edmond Byrne

I’m interested in how our minds interpret emotions – a combination of culture and memory which converge from different areas of the mind. Through mould blowing and colour carving I explore colour, texture and form to make glass vessels that induce an emotional response in each viewer. In a way the blown glass vessels are manifestations of emotions.

I do a lot of drawing. My visual inspiration comes through interpreting the marks, gestures and energy of my drawings into blown glass forms. I’m intrigued by objects that have a resonance from the past. I add patina and cracks to the glass surface to recreate the weathering of Ancient Roman glass. Subconsciously this places my vessels in the past becoming artefacts of the mind.