About the artist - en Welcome to the International Art Exhibition Working theme 2022: Light, transparent, reflection, colour Friday 24th June - Sunday 25th Sep. 2022; Fri., Sat., Sun. & Public holidays 13:00 - 20:00
'glass fusing' combined with raw materials such as wood, stone, metal
Petra Verhees (adapted):
I am a nature lover and have spent months travelling through Europe on foot and by bicycle. The impressions of nature and landscapes I have gained on the way remain my sources of inspiration.
The choice to work with glass is rather accidental, I do not call myself a glass artist.
For a while I worked with water as a theme and was captivated by its reflection, refraction and transparency. However, water is difficult to shape. When I studied a piece of broken glass, I saw the same transparency, refraction and reflection and even the same colours. From then on I started working with the (clear) float glass.
I think recycling is important and I prefer to use used glass from greenhouses. Creating a whole new work from waste gives me great satisfaction. The colours and materials, which I add to the glass, are all of natural origin: Copper, gold, silver, sand and oxides.
Petra Verhees creates her works using the fusing technique. She combines this with raw materials such as wood, stone and metal.