About the Work
I wanted to create something that would explore the feelings of homelessness and, rather than creating something with the theme of home or shelter, I wanted to focus more specifically on not having those things available to you. The outside shape is reminicent of a house, but the emptiness of it suggests that there is more to having a home than just a roof and a couple walls. There is an unquantifiable element that makes a house a home, and I think that this piece brings into focus what the homeless are truly lacking.
About the Artist
Warren Bartley has been involved with craft from a very young age, taking ceramics and sculpture courses with local artists, building furniture in his parents' wood shop, and having a keen eye for photography. For the past 3 years, he has attended Sheridan College's Craft and Design program, where he became interested in glass working. Glass has provided Warren with a unique means of self expression, and has helped him to be able to express his ideas with greater depth than any previous medium. Warren hopes to continue his education after graduation from Sheridan, and has plans to travel to broaden his knowledge of both the world and of glass.