BA(Hons) Architectural Glass & Painting - Edinburgh College of Art
Kirsty studied glass and painting at Edinburgh College of Art and has worked for a range of London art consultants, galleries and glass studios.
Responding to the qualities of a site and exploring colour and texture, Kirsty has created works for projects as diverse as a film school, a museum, an opera house and an exterior seafront space. Currently she is working on two Scottish retail developments and an internal screen for Oxford University.
She teaches on a range of courses at RACC and spends the rest of her time creating glass artworks for architecture.
The works are often layered or obscured with textured, sandblasted and acid etched panels. These sheets of glass are either suspended using tensile cables or framed within the fabric of the building. Each piece is created specifically for the surrounding architecture and location and incorporates ideas relating to the function of the building and its aesthetic qualities
From Kirty's experience she is able to pass on her knowledge and skills to her students in this fascinating art.
Profile - http://www.axisweb.org/p/kirstybrooks/