I am interested in exploring the roles that culture, heritage and circumstance have in constructs of the self. I enjoy exploring the concepts of memory and identity within the context of place and time. I have been contemplating the way events influence life experience and the remnant memories that define our relationships with those experiences. These memories ultimately come to define much of our human sense of identity. My most recent body of work represents a personal attempt to understand and define these aspects of circumstance.
My work is a cross-pollination of material processes entrenched in the physical act of making. I combine blown and hot sculpted glass with cold processes and most recently have played with dry-point etching and photography to convey the diverse psychosocial need to establish, affirm and confirm existence.
I have exhibited in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Germany and assisted prominent contemporary glass artists.
In 2013 George completed the JamFactory Associate Training Program in Adelaide and has since exhibited in the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, Kennedy Art Prize, KIGA Illuminating Glass award and the Wagga Wagga National Emerging Art Glass Prize. In 2015 George was awarded the Vicki Torr Memorial Prize at the Australian Glass Conference.