Kim Logue is an exciting emerging glass artist whose works reflect her North Auckland home and concerns for the local environment. As well as using standard clear & coloured glass billets what is internationally unique is some of her cast glass artworks are made from local sourced obsidian – a naturally occurring black volcanic glass. Logue's artworks are imbued with discussions about the deforestation of the magnificent NZ Kauri forests and asking questions about the price of "progress". The saw is a metaphor for both destruction and construction while the fragility of glass could easily reference the balance between the two. This debate is obviously pertinent worldwide where local environments are being sacrificed for someone's short term gain.