Prstan, 1999, 7x7x5’ (213x213x152cm), cast recycled glass and steel
James Wallace Art Collection, Auckland, New Zealand
Prstan is made from recycled metal and glass to create a wide banded ring that further explores the eye thematic; as an eviscerated double-sided eye. Seen from the side, the concave interior wall of the cut away globe appears to bulge deceptively across the gap like a replacement iris fretted by a tangle of internal blood vessels. Prstan also bears reference to a type of industrial machine and has the most gothic sci-fi look of the four glass eye works.
Prstan was the Paramount Winner of James Wallace Art Award in 2000.