“Sanctuary” creates a cocoon from 23.5ct gold leaf,
completely encapsulated inside a thick casing of clear glass.
Is that a life form in there or an inner world? Perhaps it represents a secret thought?
Whatever it is, nothing can get at it, perfectly safe in its sanctuary. A particular feature of Adam Aaronson’s work over the years has been the concept of looking beneath the surface. This is one of the features of his strata series of work. “Moving on from Strata, I wanted to create a body of work that contrasted the fragility of glass with its strength and Sanctuary developed as a metaphor for this”