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Adele Retter

Seifert, 2014 Photgraph by James Mann
Bancroft,2014 Photograph by James Mann
Goldfinger, 2014 Photograph by James Mann
The 7 Hills of Croydon, 2013 Core-cast, sandblasted and hand polished
Unity Hall proposal, 2012 Painted enamel and sandblasted on float glass
Shoal of light, 2011 Melted frit fused to etched float glass
9 Cubes, 2011 Stained glass and copper foil
Artist/designer/maker

My practice includes conceptual sculptural pieces, as well as architectural and site-specific installations. I am inspired by geometry, abstraction and architecture. I use lost wax casting to create negative spaces within the form of a piece, which distorts and refracts through the density of glass and can represent deeper perspectives.

Details about work or recent projects

Croydon’s Brutalist architecture has been source of inspiration for previous works, and this body of work draws on this landscape to comment on the notion of ‘home’ and property as investment. The ‘Monopoly’ motif is used as a single, modular unit to create larger buildings.

adele.retter@hotmail.co.uk http://airdalecrafts.blogspot.com
Technique: Casting, Cold work, Kiln work
Occupation: Artist
Discipline: Installation, Public art, Sculptural
Areas of Interest: Competitions, Exhibition, Networking