A skin of glass and crystal that glows when and in the areas touched by human hand. I wanted people to experience the moment when their touch causes another’s skin to glow, when their presence blesses the moment with warmth. Commissioned project for Swarovski Designer of the Future Award.

Year: 2006
Dimensions: 600 x 160 x 100 cm
Media: Cast glass, mineral oxides, Swarovski crystal, custom electronics, LED, participant

Detail showing moment of touch and illumination on the crystal textile. Photo credit: Swarovski


Gesture demonstrated by the artist. Photo credit: Swarovski


Installation view. Photo credit: Swarovski


Video about the commission. Credit: Laura Bushell


The glass textile during process of making.