Kim Logue is an emerging cast glass artist based just North of Auckland. Logue utilises clear and coloured glass billets as well as locally sourced obsidian in the making of her artworks. Logue is particularly innovative for using the naturally occurring black volcanic glass, few artists worldwide have incorporated the obsidian medium in the casting process.
Logue's artworks are imbued with discussions about the deforestation of the magnificent NZ Kauri forests and asking questions about the price of "progress". Utilitarian objects such as saws and hammers become metaphors for both destruction and construction; while the fragility of glass used to render them could reference the balance between the two. Her conceptual themes are pertinent worldwide where local environments are being sacrificed for someone's short term gain.
Kim Logue gained a degree in applied arts from NorthTec, and since graduating she hasn't stopped making. Her passion to grow her own art practise sees her make continual effort to acquire new technical and conceptual skills. She has studied wood-fired ceramics under American tutor Richard Parker, made dedicated trips to visit local glass artists in their studios, interned for Sydney Glass Gallerist Maureen Cahill and become the artist-in-residence in Kerikeri NorthTec campus.
Kim has had her work accepted for several major art competitions including the Wallace Art Awards, the Gold Award in Otago, the Northland Art Awards, the Waiheke Small Sculpture Award and twice for Ranamok – Australasia’s premier glass competition.
Sculptural cast glass artworks that present compelling dualities and commentaries on environmental issues. Fragility vs. Destruction. Utility vs. Beauty. Nature vs. Manmade.