Samantha has always been fascinated by the ever changing perceptions between the viewer and a curiously unfamiliar object of desire. Studying minerals like agate forming under intense pressure and heat, Donaldson became intrigued by the way that such multi-layered and multi-coloured order forms out of such chaos. She soon discovered she could explore a similar thrill of slicing through rocks by using cutting and polishing techniques to transform blown glass forms, freezing a moment in time, creating stunning optical effects refracting light and movement.
Initially inspired by geological layering and formations, Samantha overlaps transparent layers, blurring the lines between nature and fantasy. With a truly celebratory use of colour, these organic and futuristic, yet elegantly curious sculptures make depth seem limitless.