Adapted from the well-known nursery rhyme, these bottles reflect a metaphor for life - the passing of time, towards the end of time. The ethereal entities captured within denote precious moments: pleasure, pain and missed exchanges. Time holds still for no person, a sensory presence in the background of our existence. Life endures and past moments can never be re-lived; the bottles are stills from a time that has passed.
Pratibha Mistry is an established glass artist taking inspiration from the contours of human organs and their intricate cellular structures and workings. Mistry combines her long-standing career in mammalian pathology and toxicology, and the versatile properties of glass to produce highly curious sculptural glass pieces. Mistry’s work conveys typically unseen structures of cells and yet at the same time highlights how these structures can be analogous to other elements of the natural world.
In the artist's own words;
"Combining my experiences in laboratory research and microscopy, I’m fascinated by cellular entities not always visible to the naked eye. To me these constituents of life represent a metaphor of ‘acceptance’ – a celebration that we are all fundamentally made of the same stuff despite our complexity and uniqueness. I’m also particularly drawn to conveying the sinister beauty of detrimental internal cellular transformations; bringing to the forefront the vulnerability of ‘what lies underneath’."
Recent exhibitions and awards: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022, Makers Guild Wales, New Ashgate Gallery Risings Stars, Contemporary Glass Society Amanda Moriarty Prize.
The artists can also create pieces to commission, please contact the gallery for further information.