Janet Kelman's avatar Janet Kelman

For ArtPrize, I propose a glass wall sculpture consisting of panels of glass hung at varying distances from the wall. The panels overlap and interrelate in color and shape. I have always been fascinated by water and for years my work has been about oceans, seas, scuba diving experiences, rivers, streams, and waterfalls as metaphors for psychological perceptions. The idea for Oracle started with an image of a waterfall. Then it became a piece embracing seaforms. Soon, surprising bursts of red appeared in the blue/green palette. The texture and graphics of each panel relate to water flow and to the plants and creatures one might see when peering over the edge of a bridge that traverses a stream. Images of insects, sea creatures, and plant life are hidden, or not, in the layers of glass. The surfaces are a mixture of shiny and matte. Proper lighting is essential, You can see my current work on my website:

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 12 inches
  • Medium: Glass
  • Width: 44 inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 85 inches