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Christy Haldane

Christy Haldane lives on the edge of the Canadian Shield in Douro-Dummer, Ontario. Working in series, she combines recycled window glass with other common building materials, such as stone, concrete and steel enhancing the fragility and strength of the glass components. The sculptures consider humanity’s effect on the environment and the precarious balance in which the natural and artificial environments exist. Her work ranges from small scale wearable body art to large scale installations.

Artist Statement

In 2000, I began working with recycled window glass. Through experimentation I discovered this was a medium that fit my minimalist modern aesthetic. Using a kiln I melt and fuse window glass creating simple forms, highlighting the qualities of the glass. The qualities differ depending on the methods I employ, while working the glass, making each sculpture unique. 

Working in series, I combine the glass with other common building materials, such as stone, concrete and steel enhancing the fragility and strength of the glass components. The sculptures consider humanity’s effect on the environment and the precarious balance in which the natural and artificial environments exist.