The works are built from the inside out; voids are ordered first and external structures are built to encapsulate these spaces. The works explore space using glass as a substrate activated by light. The material qualities of glass - transparency and translucency - are the agents within the work that create the dialogue between voids and solids.
Richard Whiteley is the Head of the Glass Workshop at the Australian National University School of Art & Design in Canberra. He received a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Australian National University School of Art & Design, before earning a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.