MOMENTARY glances into the natural environment have been captured by a Launceston artist who transforms her visions into glass.
Christine Hannan will showcase her collection of small glass bowls and wave feature pieces at the Little Gallery at the Devonport Regional Gallery until March.
Hannan said much of her work was inspired by the East Coast and Ben Lomond during winter.
``All my work is based on the Tasmanian environment, which is the inspiration for my work,'' Hannan said.
``I'm particularly interested in all the patterns and the rhythms of the environment, not from a distance but more close up, so I can see the textures that I like to relate into my work.
``With my bowls, the glass looks very similar to snow and ice and frost.''
Hannan said her fragile bowl pieces were ``like moments in time''.
She said she used recycled glass, which was crushed into different pieces before being melted down into a flat piece of glass in the kiln.
``The temperature controls the outcomes of my work,'' Hannan said.
``Sometimes I want something that is not really hot, so it has a fair bit of texture, and sometimes I need to completely melt it so I get a completely different effect.
``The first firing makes a flat piece of glass.
``The second is a slump firing - you form it over something to make the shape . . . and it doesn't actually melt the glass but makes it hot enough to be built into the shape that it is.''
WHAT: Glimpse - Glassworks by Christine Hannan/ Vivienne Breheney: A Survey of Paintings and Prints 1992-2012.
WHEN: Now until March 10.
WHERE: Devonport Regional Gallery, 45-47 Stewart Street.