Shilling experiments with layering and fusing glass to produce beautiful one off sculptures. Her innovative pieces push the material beyond our usual comfort zones. Glass rods are woven together like fabric, mimicking the flexibility and movement of cloth. The apparent frailty of the glass is balanced by the strong dynamic forms and differing levels of light pick out the various strands making up each unique piece.
In the artist's own words;
"Human interaction, interplay and movement are at the core of this work, derived from reality, performance and the infinite nuisances between those two states. Often the face we show to the outside world is a mask but the language of the body is very difficult thing to regulate and our true nature is often revealed. For this work I used thick, clear glass canes, pushing the material beyond its accepted technical parameters in order to explore the relationship between fabric and the human form and how it reflects our moods and emotional situation