Giles Bettison, a graduate of Australia’s Canberra School of Art, is known for both artistic and technical innovation. While still a student, he applied an ancient Venetian glassworking technique – the fusing of bundled glass cane cut into patterned slices called murrine – to a new material: an American-made colored sheet glass. By using strips of sheet glass instead of cane, Bettison was able to achieve the appearance of woven textiles. He has applied this technique to a variety of forms, from traditional vessels to sculptural blocks mounted on steel.
“My work is an exploration of my movement through life, expressed in colors, patterns and forms. The light and color in rural and outback Australia are part of my experience of connecting to place and people. I use abstract representations of these and other places to explore my feelings; I want to include some essence of what these places mean to me.” – Giles Bettison
– from a profile of the artist on Bullseye Projects website
Related websites:Giles Bettison on Instagram Profile of Bettison on Bullseye Projects The artist’s works on Bullseye Projects The artist’s works on artnet.com