The White Show

30th October – 1st March 2016

Interview with glass artist Kira Phoenix K'inan


What does the colour white mean to you?

The colour white is the starting point, the piece of white paper before the drawing is started, the white spaces that ask to be transformed.

What does the colour white mean in context within your work?

The colour white is usually the unspoken colour, the colour that creates a contrast.

How do you use white in you work- technique /style /materials?

White usually appears in my work as the surface I paint on or more recently in my spike drawings or glass drawings as the reactive glass to creates additional colours when mixed with different shades of blue glass.

Do you often use white in your art practice or have you used it especially for the exhibition?

White is becoming a colour that I working more closely with, especially in my most recent glass pieces which are on show at Flow.

What work have you made for the exhibition - type of work/ techniques/ style and what does the ‘white' used signify in your work?

For The White Show I am presenting two techniques I developed whilst at The Royal College of Art. The 'Glass Spike Drawing' technique and 'Glass Drawing' technique both use ground glass to create the colour changes in the glass.