| || ||Crystal Clarity|
|Artist|| ||TAKAHASHI, Yoshihiko|
|Birth|| ||1958, Japan|
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|Place|| ||Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, New South Wales|
|Medium|| ||hot-worked glass|
|Dims|| ||42.0 x 29.0 x 23.0 cm|
|Collection|| ||Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery|
|Creditline|| ||Purchased with the assistance of the Friends of the Gallery|
The brilliant optical quality and strong sculptural character of Yoshihiko Takahashi's holes typify this Japanese artist's style of cast and hot-worked glass. Glass can be cast either by fusing powdered glass in a mould, or by pouring molten glass directly from the furnace onto a metal slab or into a mould.
An amusing comparison can be drawn between the voids in the highly refractive glass of this work and holes in certain kinds of cheese. However, the artist is interested chiefly in the dynamic play of light across and within the flattened ovoid form. The apertures accentuate this optical activity and refract light in ever-shifting patterns according to the viewer's angle of vision.