In Aaron Micallef’s world science and art naturally overlap. Aaron has an established career in science as well as a close relationship with glasswork in both the UK and Australia.
His hot glass practice is devoted to capturing the fleeting and magical effects of light in blown and cut glass. A practice complemented by photography, which captures a reinterpretation of the subtle movement of light through glass.
“In my current work, I have been surface working glass with design motifs and patterns that are often inspired by nature – either on a macroscopic, microscopic, even nano-scale. On reflection, this is related to my research work in chemistry, studying the packing motifs, geometry and symmetry elements in new types of crystalline materials.” Aaron Micallef