Andrew Moor has been a central figure in the Architectural Glass world for nearly thirty years and has worked with well known artists and architects on projects at an international level.
He is a glass artist, a glass art consultant, and a project manager assisting other artists translate their visions into glass. Finally he is a writer who has written three books about this extraordinary art form.
Since 1994, when I started Andrew Moor Associates, I have been involved in running hundreds of glass art projects, through the UK and in many other parts of the world. It took me many years before I really came to terms with the reality of how difficult this medium inevitably is. Much of the art world is involved with reflective art, an essentially two dimensional medium. We, in our work, have not only incorporated a third dimension, but a dimension that is by its nature unstable – a kinetic dimension that can change. This of course is the dimension of light.
When we make interior back-lit projects these are relatively safe and predictable, but once we introduce transparency into our work, and even more so if we have daylight coming and going we are moving into difficult territory. Glass is the most fabulous medium. It inhabits a unique space on the world. But it is challenging.