Gabriella Bisetto has built a career as one of Australia’s prominent glass artists. Gabriella’s obsession is evidenced by her long-term exploration of how glass can be used to visualise and reinterpret the human body’s internal activity as tangible forms in glass. She creates her work by manipulating glass in its molten state to blow sculptural vessels, and by hot sculpting glass to create minimalist forms that tease apart this obsession.

My fascination with the process of glassblowing itself has evolved over the decades as I began to utilise it as a vehicle for making work that referenced my other obsession – my fascination with the incredible complexity of the body and its impossibility to comprehend on
 a singular level.

For Obsessed: Compelled to make, Gabriella Bisetto’s work includes one cast glass piece 
titled Sustain

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Filmmaker and photography: Angus Lee Forbes