Moths to a Flame
Visit the Travel Manitoba visitor information centre to discover Warren Carther’s glasswork art. This venue is conveniently located at the Forks, just look for the “i” in the sky to find us.
There is a dichotomy in the relationship between fire and human beings. Fire has always been a universal symbol for warmth and comfort. The mesmerizing flicker of the flames draws us in. But fire is also a deadly and destructive force. But, as potentially dangerous as it is, we can’t stop watching.
Moths to a flame is a large-scale glass artwork incorporating video projections, that gives us a new perspective on an element that has enticed humans since the first cave dweller lit the first fire.
The lives of human beings can be affected by art that they discover by chance or by routine. I choose to make art that lives among us in public spaces. Where it can interact with the people that encounter it. My work reflects a fascination with many aspects of our world. These aspects are often dictated by the context of the location.
Working with glass, is working with light! Glass has an ability to capture, embody and transmit light. It responds to illumination like no other material. By utilizing new technologies, my ability to produce art that investigates the interactions of glass and light has increased.
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