My work seeks to evoke a sense of nostalgia for the natural world. I am inspired by my love for landscape photography and curiosity for natural beauty. Glass and photography have an inherent symbiotic relationship. Through my practice, I continually seek to explore this marriage by creating decorative glass objects. I am aesthetically influenced by historical photographic processes. I have two main bodies of work, photo-resist sandblasted plates and fossil-vitrea vessels and castings.
I explore natural landscapes and photograph their beauty to preserve them. I transform this imagery into surface decoration applied to blown-glass plates. The translucency of the material adds an ethereal quality to the image. Through this process, I document the stillness and fleeting beauty of our natural world.
Through a process called fossil vitrea, I use glass as a medium to photographically document natural elements. I fuse found leaves, feathers, and flowers onto sheets of glass. Through the fusing process, the organic object is burned away and it’s ghostly image remains imprinted on the glass. The fused sheets are then “rolled-up” in the hotshop and transformed into vessels, or used with a combination of sandcasting to return the pieces to nature. My glass brings attention to and a sense of longing for the intrinsic beauty of our environment.
Lindsey Claire Adelman is an emerging glass artist from Barrie, Ontario. Her early art pursuits were focused around analog photography.
She moved to Haliburton in 2012 to attend Haliburton School of Art and Design, studying Visual & Creative Arts, Photo Arts, and Glassblowing. During her time there, she worked at Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre as both a gallery assistant and the community arts animator. Her desire to continue glassworking brought her to Oakville in 2015, where she is currently completing a Bachelor of Craft & Design in glass. She was awarded a summer residency at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto between her first and second year. She also has worked as a Teaching Assistant and Studio Assistant during her time at Sheridan. Lindsey has exhibited her work at festivals and craft shows throughout Ontario including Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, the Niagara Peach Festival and others.