| || ||Inner Worlds|
|Artist|| ||STADUS, Pam|
|Birth|| ||1953, Australia|
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|Title|| ||Winter Pear and Summer Pear|
|Place|| ||United States of America|
|Dims|| ||19.7 x 17.5 x 6.1 cm; 21.3 x 20.8 x 8.0cm|
|Collection|| ||Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery Purchased 1994|
Pamela Stadus casts glass sculpture in sand moulds, a method similar to that used for casting metal. In this process, a negative impression made in the surface of tray of sand becomes the positive or raised relief of the final work.
Stadus' works are often blocky or columnar and should be viewed frontally, a format well suited to the sand-casting process. Within the clear matrix of these forms she sets graphic motifs, figurative forms or, as here, simple still life compositions.
The internal motifs are 'prefabricated' in coloured glass and suspended in the mould prior to the pour of molten glass. In this way, they appear to float in a watery inner realm.