maybe i was here before, maybe this is where i’m going (nothing is ever truly static, anyway)

Blown soft glass, powder printed glass panels
10” x 24” panels, 10” x 6” vessel


Maybe I was here before, maybe this is where I'm going is an installation in three parts, consisting of a series of vessels and a triptych of hanging panels. The pieces begin as free writings on specific events and broader circumstances across time, which are subsequently distilled into drawings and symbols. The drawings are then incorporated into the glass in several layers, using a variety of techniques to imbue thoughts and feelings into the work. The panels, representing times past, are a monument to what has come before and are fixed, as it has been written. The vessels, representing the present and that which has yet to come, serve a further purpose. Repeated meditations are whispered into the vessels before they are broken, ritualistically, to let go of what they symbolically contain.

We do not stand still; we are always moving, sometimes forward and sometimes backward.

(nothing is ever truly static, anyway)


Most recently working with glass, on paper, and in performance, Coley is constantly creating in Tkaronto. Their work is heavily experimental and process-oriented, and examines perceived dichotomies, the space between, and life on the periphery. Coley is currently studying Craft & Design at Sheridan College, specializing in glass.

Artist Instagram: @coley.makes

Coley will be exhibiting as part of the Diapause group show May 17 - 31. 


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