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Chris Wood

Chris Wood

Chris Wood is a renowned artist known for her exceptional talent in glass sculpture, having redirected her focus from furniture design after studying at Middlesex University and honing her expertise in manipulating light and space during her tenure at the Royal College of Art where she tackled large-scale architectural projects dealing with light and space.

Wood uses a range of high and low-tech optical materials to harness patterns of light that suggest ephemeral glimpses of moments in the natural world. Her sculptures are simple arrangements creating kinetic patterns in response to the environments in which they are placed. The artist often uses a material called dichroic (meaning “two color”) glass, which was developed by NASA in the 1950s. Dichroic glass has a special optical coating meant to reflect certain wavelengths of light while letting others through.

Wood's art can be found in various private collections and the Shanghai Museum of Glass, in addition to producing commissioned works such as those for Fendi Fashion House, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Rosie Maternity Hospital, Premier Inn Hotel, and a luxurious Scandinavian cruise ship.