Elliot Walker is a London-based sculptor who transforms liquid glass into unexpected forms and figures: one of his most recent works features cross sections of food (fruit, vegetables, fish), eating utensils and vessels, referencing the historic use of glass within painting. Traditional still life scenes are reinterpreted with a hidden - and coloured - surprise: ‘A theme that runs through all of my work is the presence of a skin, either as a container of things - Walker states on his website - a veneer to hide things or as a protective layer to shield vulnerable things’.
As he explained in an interview, making the internal structures of the fruit was something he felt comfortable with, while the greatest challenge in creating this series was to develop his technical glass blowing skills to create the vessel forms along with his sculpting skills to make the knife and fruit elements.
Here's a selection of images (all by Simon Bruntnell Photography) from his food inspired still life work, to be displayed at the London's Vessel Gallery.
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