"The abstractions in my blown glass sculptures result from an investigation into biodiversity and the use of symbols. I live and work in a sub-tropical rain forested area of Australia, where there is a very high level of biodiversity with over 150 bird species and 50 species of mammal / marsupials alone, not to mention insects, reptiles and plants. The sheer quantity of life forms has had an impression upon the mindset behind the way the artworks look, primarily due to an awareness of a general decline in biodiversity worldwide.
The primary symbols in this work are taken from parrot and bird of paradise species, including some extinct species, and the colour sequences that occur in their plumage. Bird species are in population decline due to habitat loss right across their range.
They were created in a choreographed team environment, myself with four assistants."
Noel Hart regularly exhibits internationally, with his work held in both public and private collections including the Mitsubishi Corp, Australia. Fujifilm Tokyo, Japan. Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, NSW Australia. Henry Ford Museum, Mich. USA. Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong.