Language of Light, a solo show at the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland in 1996, is about light as a transformational element deeply integrated with nature. The glass absorbs and defines light as form, where the wood and stone elements from the land bring the work firmly into the physical realm. This work represents a transition from my focus on sculptural objects to an expansive exploration, in various media, of our place in the cosmos.
In the preface to Language of Light, the book accompanying the exhibition, Dan Klein quotes the words of Braque: “ Las vase donne une forme au vide, et la musique au silence (A vase shapes emptiness and music shapes silence). For Diana Hobson shaping emptiness in glass, bronze and wood is her way of understanding, her means of quantifying the mysteries of infinity, of nature, of life and death. Through a deeply felt process of discovery. In this new body of work she narrows the gap between the fathomable and the unfathomable for us all”.
A new edition of the Language of Light book can be viewed and is available from – http://www.blurb.com/b/5143246-language-of-light