Reflections - The Art Of Alison Kinnaird

Reflections - The Art Of Alison Kinnaird

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Alison Kinnaird is one of the world's leading glass engravers, this publication reflects on her contribution to this art over the last 40 years.

It features more than one hundred full colour images, an artist's essay, a complimentary DVD (both PAL and NTSC format) featuring films of her work and harp music, and an introduction by James Holloway, former director of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

She uses the ancient and increasingly rare technique of wheel engraving, combined with modern technology to introduce light and colour. Alison's art ranges from small intimate pieces to installations on an architectural scale.

She also has a parallel career, and is well known in traditional music circles as one of the finest exponents of the Scottish harp.

Some of her works combine both art and music, and are illustrated in the accompanying DVD.

The complementary DVD includes 2 music tracks from her past albums, and 3 short films by Robin Morton which feature the creation of the Donor Window for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery; the making of Psalmsong; and Ring of Crystal, Ring of Stone.

Alison has an international reputation; her work has been exhibited all over the world and is included in many important private and public collections.

In 1997, she was awarded an MBE for services to Art and Music.

"Glass is a seductively beautiful medium. It has a more versatile nature than any other material. It can be made to resemble stone, water or metal, ceramic, gems or textiles. It can be solid or liquid, transparent or obscure, smooth or textured, heavy or apparently weightless. But it is in partnership with light that glass comes alive. It is then glowing and brilliant, reflective and refractive."Alison Kinnaird.

"Alison Kinnaird's imagery is simply outside time...yet it embraces questions about identity and relationships...Her figures relate to the human condition as we think of it today." Dan Klein.


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