I am interested in exploring the tension between reality and representation by constructing transitional, three-dimensional map-like objects. The act of mapping is a powerful tool for constructing new realities out of old facts, to visualize alternative worlds and to enable interrelationships between previously unrelated layers of information. Maps are evolving structures, rhizomatic in nature, able to unfold identities, to give room to exploration and procedures of relating.
Designer and maker of Architectural Glass.
I work in many forms, sizes and techniques, all reached to create the ideas that nature, architecture and my photography inspire in me.
The scale of my work varies from installations to vessels and jewellery, and is in private, national and college collections. I teach from our beautiful, light, well equipped studio in West London and Brent.
I am particularly inspired by capturing a moment in time – the second just after a
dandelion clock has been blown by the wind, the joy of children playing on
the beach, the peace of someone just sitting and watching the sea. I love colour
and the vibrancy and joy that they give people.
Lydia specialises in Architectural Stained Glass and 3D-Design in Glass for both exterior and interior contexts. Working with different qualities of light to create contemporary designs that offer glimpses of the natural world through form, colour and texture.
Commissions completed range from private residence to public buildings and places of worship.