Global Interference Ripple Effect
Rebecca Newnham’s sculptures often have a glass skin. Glass has played a significant role in her work. Glass is made from sand, it is literally of the earth, transformed with energy to become brilliant, and Newnham uses this medium to celebrate characteristics of the planet, to admire how matter and its energy behaves.
"My sphere is a world globe and has interference wave patterns which represent how an action in one place has repercussions elsewhere. It is my comment on the pandemic and climate crisis for the 10g challenge.
A 2019 commission, Surge, for Talbot Heath Schools new STEAM hub of 4m tall sculptures echo stages of rippling matter, or fluid dynamic patterns. The 10g challenge was an opportunity to apply these ideas in relation to the planet, because this crisis needs our focus."