The Convent - DaylesfordHome
Nadia Mercuri was born in Melbourne in 1980. She has completed a Master of Fine Arts degree majoring in glass forming. Nadia is an active member of the Australian Glass Art arena. Her work speaks to aspects of contemporary popular culture and her response to it as a young participant in the Arts and broader community.
My new work is informed by the nature of the Universe and the ways it is represented in Western popular culture and science. I utilize glass as this material lends itself to the visual representation of ideas inspired by space. The often mysterious and ambiguous properties of glass in describing light and its presence or absence is unique. Glass has its own inner-space; a substance in which interior and surface are simultaneously visible. A metaphor is drawn from the infinite cosmos made of huge and minute spaces, structures and experiences. These works are modules of possibilities. Incorporating themes found in science fiction I also discuss other questions posed by existence on this island earth with a degree of ambivalence and humour, alternately (or simultaneously) irony and sincerity, doubt and belief.