‘Although the saturated colours and repetitive forms in Scott Engering’s debut show
resemble the abstract graphics for a psychedelic trance party flyer, they’re actually
pictures of minerals.
Scott has taken as his subject the crystal geometry of wafer-thin slices of mineral,
known as rock thin sections, more normally seen down a microscope. Most of the ten
prints on display show the colours and textures without any digital enhancement,
but Scott has manipulated a few to ensure that the vivid colouring, a property of
most of his minerals, was consistent throughout.
Shot at high magnification with polarised light, Scott has amplified the slides
into pictures that show the astonishing colours, textures, patterns and forms not
normally visible to the naked eye. The natural forms of the minerals have an inherent
brightness and their most dominant colourings tend to be from the primary spectrum:
reds, blues and yellows. Secondary tones come particularly from the spectrums of
green and orange.
Overall, the effect of these ancient natural forms seen in close up is bizarrely
‘DQ The Late Bar has rapidly developed a reputation as one of Sheffield’s leading
music venues and has developed close associations with the Arctic Monkeys and other
rising stars that have placed the city firmly on the musical map.
When the manager Matt Steer sought some interesting images to be projected onto five
large screens he looked no further than the work of Glowing Edges Designs which,
in a previous exhibition, had been described as “resembling the abstract graphics
for a psychedelic trance party flyer and the effect, when seen close up, bizarrely
Designed to be seen as large images in a minimalist context, the vibrant colours
and astonishing patterns and textures that are based on the natural properties of
rocks and minerals fit perfectly in DQ The Late Bar, where a myriad of colours provided
by a state of the art Robe lighting system plays on the plain white walls.
As a splash of colour to brighten up any contemporary venue, Glowing Edges Designs
can be used as framed prints, large canvasses, light boxes, gobos etc. and for the
discerning designer with a budget to match, can readily be transferred onto ceramic
tiles and architectural glass.’