Dominic creates highly distinctive glass constructions that are a combination of hand-blown elements & found objects. His confident use of colour is evident in his glass stacks which he calls 'Isobars'. Each piece is constructed from multiple colour overlays which are left to cool before Dominic works back into them with power tools. This ‘coldworking’ stage involves cutting & polishing to reveal the inner beauty of each piece. The entire process is physically demanding but ultimately rewarding.
Conceptually the Isobars explore geographical themes, mimicking strata & isobaric weather maps. Often Dominic offsets his trademark vibrant colours & smooth forms with found elements such as cut glass. Composition is an important consideration for Dominic, formal aesthetic qualities such as placement, focal point, line, plane, & colour are all evident in his practice. Spatial depth is created by the differing thicknesses of the layers & by the inherent qualities of the glass-blowing process itself.