The Eveyln Peeler Peacock Gallery is currently displaying Endless, a solo show by Jessi Moore.
While initially drawn to the drama and excitement of glassblowing, it was the expressive potential of kiln-worked glass where Jessi found her artistic voice. Her current body of work combines several glass working techniques, including pate de verre. This meticulous technique involves arranging particles of glass into molds that are then heated to sinter the glass together.
The exhibition's title, Endless, was inspired by the first lines of Walt Whitman's poem "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking" and calls to mind the relationship between nature and consciousness. Endless draws attention to experiences of perception and awareness. Subtle color change and frozen movements of glass highlight a phenomenon known as liminality, the point of conscious awareness below which something cannot be experienced or felt.
Endless draws reference from water and waves; the ocean is used as a metaphor for our unconscious and conscious mind, implying that what occurs beneath impacts what is seen above. Endless also pulls inspiration from sky and clouds, seeking to capture the intrigue and reflection we feel when gazing at the sky or out at an ever-receding line on the horizon.