Current Work – Battle Of The Gods and Giants

by Chantal

Chantal Powell, Battle Of The Gods and Giants 1, 2014, Glass, steel, photographic print on clear vinyl

Chantal Powell, Battle Of The Gods and Giants 1, 2014, Glass, steel, photographic print on clear vinyl

I’ve just begun a series of glass and steel based sculptures (first completed piece shown above) that directly distort and incorporate fragments of images from the classical architectural Pergamon frieze, Battle Of The Gods and Giants. The final installation of this project (which will include the glass sculptures as well as elements such as trompe l’oeil theatre flats and integrated sound) will play with dimensionality and shifts in perception, to reference the distortion created by our mental illusions and our journey to untangle them from reality.

detail from Battle of the Gods and Giants, 2014

detail from Battle of the Gods and Giants, 2014

One of my moquettes , planning some of the glass sculpture elements

One of my maquettes , planning some of the glass sculpture elements