5 - 26 July 2021
Gallery Thirty Three
33 Helwick St

The cast glass sculptures of Di Tocker’s ‘Fluid’ series belies their true identity.

These weighty sculptures are as much works of light as they are of glass. Tocker’s skillful handling of colour captures the semi-permanent flow of melting lead crystal and is key to anticipating the relationship between the glass object and refractive light. The grungy process of lost wax casting involving heavy plaster moulds, high temperature kilns, diamond polishing equipment and working with capricious materials make the improbably beautiful sculptures even more astonishing.

A consummate craftsperson, her attention to detail is evident throughout her process and reflects in the finishing of the object. Tocker balances her 20 years of studio practice knowledge with an intuition and keen sense of curiosity about “what next” in her work. In a process where no two works are ever the same, Tocker tests and experiments, finding inspiration in the forms and atmospheres of nature: chaos and control, flow and rupture, light and colour.

Her profound consideration of the refractive possibilities of her designs ensure the final sculptures look their best in natural light.

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