Using movement and the lustrous qualities of glass and metal, Lisa Pettibone’s mobile subtly relates to transformative scientific concepts that have reshaped our perception of the universe. Mysterious white glass shapes with ample holes glide past each other, revealing ever-changing views within the airy two-metre assemblage. The construction is complemented by brass objects, mirrors, crystals and rocks hinting at ideas such as gravity and the speed of light. The gentle sound of delicate brass rods tapping the glass reminds us of the invisible cosmic particles that we encounter every day. Pettibone creates sculpture and installation, specialising in slumped glass, that explores our perception of forces and form. With an interest in astronomy and physics, she investigates areas where humans and nature intersect through the lens of science.
Supported by Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant.