In April 2014, Chiaroscuro, a cast glass artwork commissioned by Peter Stutchbury Architects was installed in a window alcove in Pirramimma, a private house in Wentworth Falls, in the Blue Mountains, NSW.
The brief was to create a work with "depth of colour and graduating tones... not flat and graphic, but deep and unfathomable."
The house was filled with natural light and soaring ceilings, and opened to a landscaped garden. The stairwell which framed the work, was a dominant feature in the middle of the house, with stark concrete walls, wooden paneling and brass finishes.
The finished work was named Chiaroscuro, evoking the folds of cloth in renaissance paintings.
Chiarosucro, 2014, 2.3m high x 60cm wide x 5cm deep, cast crystal and brass. Photo: Greg Piper.