Fibre Optics

Clay sculpture, Mexican influenced colourfully decorated Frida and Deigo dinnerware, Naked Raku and traditional Raku, garden sculpture, smoked fired primitive pottery, and hand built pottery are all created in Tracy Harrison’s studio Creative Fire Studio on Salt Spring Island. For architectural ceramics, custom accent tiles, and sculpted glazed tiles see Tile and Architectural Ceramics page.


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Water Falling WhiteWater Falling White
Water Falling White
Fibre optic mixed media sculpture.
See the next three images to the right of this
one to view how this sculpture changes colour.
Water Falling GreenWater Falling Green
Water Falling Green
Fibre optic mixed media sculpture.
Water breaks into a glorious waterfall of light
showering over a green spiral of life.
Water Falling Purple & GreenWater Falling Purple & Green
Water Falling Purple & Green
Fibre optic mixed media sculpture.
Changing colours move through the fibre optic
cable from white to green, purple and back to white.
Water Falling PurpleWater Falling Purple
Water Falling Purple
Fibre optic mixed media sculpture.
The fibre optic cable represents the umbilical cord
of life in this sculpture about the flowing water of life.
ConceptionConception
Conception
Casted glass with embedded copper spiral resting
on a wood pedestal with small light box generating
light through the glass creating a kalediescope of
colour on the ceiling above. The spiral inside
represents sperm inside the glass egg.
RemembranceRemembrance
Remembrance
Tracy with first fibre optic installation in Australia
called Remembrance in response to
September 11th, 2001 Tragedy.
Damsel FlyDamsel Fly
Damselfly
Fibre optic mixed media sculpture on rock and
pedestal with light box below. The elegant damselfly
(female dragonfly) has a casted glass body and
fluttering fibre optic wings.
Yoni YantraYoni Yantra
Yoni Yantra
Fibre optic mixed media sculpture.
Representing the female centre of creativity
this detailed image of the sculpture shows
the embossed copper pieces and beads which
adorned the fibre optic laced sculpture.
Damselfly and Fish VesselDamselfly and Fish Vessel
Damselfly and Fish Vessel
Fibre optic mixed media sculpture and clay vessel.
The clay vessel was co-created with visual artist
Andrea Bird and potter Goldie Sherman for a
collaborative show at the Wellington County
Museum called "Transformation" 2003.
Yoni YantraYoni Yantra
Yoni Yantra
Fibre optic mixed media sculpture
(wood, velvet, wire, beads, copper and fibre).
This sculpture celebrates women’s creativity.
The fibre optic lines are fed light from a distant light
box with colour wheel which runs changing colours.
Paper Cocoon BluePaper Cocoon Blue
Paper Cocoon Blue
Fibre optic mixed media sculpture.
A Cocoon sculpted using chicken wire and
handmade papers is lit by fibre optic cable ends.
The gentle change from one colour to another
suggests the subtle activity of germination in the
cycle of birth.
Seed of LifeSeed of Life
Seed of Life
Fibre optic mixed media sculpture.
An interactive sculpture featured in a 2003 show
at the Wellington County Museum in Fergus,
Ontario. Viewers were invited to write hopes,
dreams & wishes on reflective paper & put them
into the body of this sculpture throughout the show.
Spirit House WhiteSpirit House White
Spirit House White
Fibre optic mixed media sculpture.
The Spirit house is made up of found objects
(metal casted candle holder and circle base, with
glass blown perfume bottle in centre and hand-built
plate in the back of the sculpture).
Seed of LifeSeed of Life
Seed of Life
Fibre optic mixed media sculpture.
This image shows the sculpture’s empty form lit.
The fibre optic box attached to this sculpture drove
a variety of light patterns through the sculpture.
See below image for complete filled sculpture at the
end of the show.
Spirit House PurpleSpirit House Purple
Spirit House Purple
Fibre optic mixed media sculpture.
A fibre optic base of changing colour beneath a
casted glass dome illuminates a small refuge for
spirits in the tradition of Asian Spirit Houses.
The base changes colours from purple to blue
and white.
Gecko RedGecko Red
Gecko Red
Fibre optic mixed media sculpture.
A detailed image of the gecko with red light flowing
through its body. Part of the larger Snake Sculpture
where the gecko sits upon a pile of rocks from which
the snake emerges.
Gecko WhiteGecko White
Gecko White
Fibre optic mixed media sculpture.
A detailed image of the gecko with white light
flowing through its body The gecko is resting
on a rock as part of the Snake Sculpture.
Snake RedSnake Red
Snake Red
Fibre optic mixed media sculpture.
The sculpture represents transformation with the
snake’s ability to shed skin and the gecko’s
changing body colors.
Snake GreenSnake Green
Snake Green
Fibre optic mixed media sculpture.
The snake has been created from woven fibre
optic lines and a light box which lights just before
it’s body. The geckos bodies are made of wire, lit
by a separate light box which changes their body
colours.
Seed of LifeSeed of Life
Seed of Life
Fibre optic mixed media sculpture.
Over the course of the show, as this sculpture was
filled with reflective pieces of paper by viewers it
blossomed into a colourful hypnotic seed of life.