Francia Smeets

Having moved on from a 21 year international career as a freelance makeup artist and hair supervisor in the film industry, where every illusion can be created on the human form, I have at last been able to practice a long held passion for glass casting.

Apart from the small works such as the seed pods, my original work is based on the language of sculpture and the processes that underly the creation of form.

Taking natural forms from nature as inspiration, I use the principles of metamorphosis for this transformation, through hue, gesture and movement.

The degree of light, reflection and colour expressed in glass gives intensity to the surface, edges, weight and balance of the piece beyond that of other sculptural mediums.


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