Potential  , 2018 Cast Glass 22 x 40 x 22.5 cm

Potential, 2018
Cast Glass
22 x 40 x 22.5 cm

What is potential? The hope of infinite possibilities or the fear of leaving them unfulfilled? We come into this world isolated and small, curled in and clutching to ourselves without knowing our true identity. Yet, already a promise has been made to an unseen future swelling beneath the surface our fragile vessels. Through the translucent glass of the baby’s body, we glimpse a face/possibility of what it may grow to become but without further polishing it remains unclear, raw and buried. Waiting for its potential to be fulfilled.

Potential has been chosen as a finalist for the National Emerging Art Glass Prize 2018. 

Potential is the first part of the Phantom of Ego series but is also considered a complete work on its own. The process of this piece has been well documented with fragments of videos currently available on Instagram @nc_qin. A short documentary is in the works and will be added upon completion.