Neil Roberts

Rooney, Robert,

"Eclectic currents drive masters of mix"

The Australian, Review, 16 July 1994.

Robert Rooney


In attempting a fusion of glass and jazz, Maureen Williams seens to have taken saxman Ornette Coleman's invocation to "Blow what you feel - anything. Plate the idea in your head" as a command to build a forest of jazzy coloured hot-blown glass poles. Nearby, Neil Roberts heeds the advice of the old June Christy song and goes for "something cool" instead, in a quintet of cut-glass op-shop trophies whose faceted surfaces dance with light.