"My work is a continual exploration of light and it never fails to surprise me."
Chris Wood’s medium is light. She uses a range of high and low-tech optical materials to harness patterns of light that suggest ephemeral glimpsed moments in the natural world. Her sculptures are simple arrangements creating kinetic patterns in response to the environments in which they are placed. Wood orders the accidental and makes us reflect on the experience of seeing.
Chris often uses a material called dichroic, which was originally developed by NASA space agency. Dichroic is a colorless material that filters and reflects wavelengths of light producing a huge variety of rainbow colored shadows and projections.
After studying Furniture Design at Middlesex University in the mid 80s she went on to study glass at the Royal College of Art, where she worked on architectural scale projects dealing with light and space. Wood produces innovative installations for gallery exhibition and has shown extensively throughout the UK and internationally. Her work is represented in a number of private collections as well as the Shanghai Museum of Glass. She also produces work to commission and has recently created works for Fendi Fashion House, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Rosie Maternity Hospital, Premier Inn Hotel and a Scandinavian cruise ship. Chris is currently working on commissions for Great Ormond Street Hospital, an Exhibitions Hall in Taiwan and a school in Norway.