Glass being made from silica, as well as being transparent to visible light, made it an obvious analogue to me for work regarding notions of light passing through silicon (albeit that silicon is not transparent to visible light). I also have a passion for the medium and working with it, marvelling at the emitted colours of cooling molten glass, as well as its ability to split and segregate light.

Having heard of ring resonators early in the residency, miniscule devices embedded within silicon chips that partition different wavelengths of light, I began to imagine a floating, diaphenous donut of emitted light. I was determined to create a blown glass structure that would reflect this imagining although, as with so much art, the output, even though a wonderful thing, is a mere shadow of the inspiration.