Office of Government Commerce
A panel in 12mm stained glass by Graham Jones has been completed for OGC's new offices.
OGC wanted a piece of modern glass for the Reception area of their new building. After a site meeting and specification briefing from the client, Graham Jones produced a total of 3 options in sketch form and a final choice of image was adapted from one of these. As part of the brief Graham was aware of the style of two large prints by Neil Canning chosen through Art Contact to hang in adjacent areas of the Reception and he incorporated approriately sympathetic colour and line into his glass designs. (The Canning prints' Nile' and 'Thermal' were the last available in now sold-out editions and have undoubtedly increased in value since installation.)
Because of computer printing technology, a small sketch can be faithfully and accurately reproduced up to the scale of the finished 12mm thick glass panel, which measures 1.2 x 2.3 m., so the client is accurately aware of how the finished piece will look. However, the artist himself works on the etched and coloured surface, thus giving the free and personal touch of the artist to the finished work. As examples; the white touches in the top left of the work were adjusted and toned down by Jones once the work had been hung, in reaction to seeing the work actually in situ. Several areas of beautiful surface texture emerged during the process of manufacture of the panel and were left incorporated in the design.
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