To celebrate Women and Girls in Science day – original artwork by Eryka Isaak


To celebrate Women and Girls in Science day – original artwork by Eryka Isaak

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021 on Thursday, 11 February 2020, Skylark Galleries artist Eryka Isaak, shares the inspiration for her Exoplanets artworks in this short but fascinating video.

Exoplanets – Eryka Isaak

Daughter of scientists

Eryka is the daughter of scientists. Her father was a solar physicist, her mother a nuclear physicist, and her sister works at the European Space Agency, currently on a satellite mission ‘to characterise exoplanets’ – planets outside our solar system.

Inspiration from above


Working from her studio in south east London, inspired by such science, Eryka explores the relationships glass has with metal, process and scale.
As no one knows what exoplanets look like, Eryka can use her artistic imagination to visualise them.

Pushing the boundaries


Interested in pushing the boundaries and testing limits, she uses a heat process which allows colour variations and textures to take centre-stage, in a search for visual harmony.


The movement of natural and artificial light through the pieces also plays an important role in Eryka’s work.

Recyled materials


Often using recycled materials, particularly copper, metals acquired from manufacturing processes contain their own unique reaction when fused in glass.

Commissions


She is also available to make site specific artwork to commission.

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