glass and silvered surfaces is very difficult because of the highly reflective
nature of the subject. Using light diffusing baffles to eliminate
the glare and reflections from Gay Wyn's exquisite jewel vases,
the colours, details and shape of the vase's surface have been
recorded (see the other images on this website).
the ever-changing effects of light on transparency, sheen, iridescence,
colour -- in fact, the very essence and life of the pieces --
have been lost.
apologies to the artist for failing to capture on film the true
vibrant, dynamic, nature of her work.
you will find yourself carrying the jewel around the house like
I do, putting it down in a patch of sunlight beside you to watch
the play of light make the colors dance. And then you'll pick
it up to cradle it in your hands to catch something new that you
never saw before.