Traditionally trained in glass Deb Jones’ solo and collaborative art practice upholds the philosophy that form should follow function. Her works appear raw in nature and adhere to the aesthetic that ‘less is more’. With a restricted colour palette the focus remains on the control of her medium and use of light.
Chandelier grew from Jones’ attraction to the lenses and translucent and mirrored surfaces extracted from the microscopes and ancillary equipment. Including eye-pieces, prisms, vacuum tubes, filters and her own hand cut glass, the various components are reconfigured using bosshead and retort clamps.
Shadows cast by the slowly spinning work and the accompanying soundtrack composed by Gibbins – combining ambient and upbeat sequences sampled from the Vanox and the voices of collaborators Jones and Truman – bring a mesmerizing quality to the work.