"Scottish artist and designer Eric Hilton is a true master at working glass to speak his message.
Though modest about his technical abilities, Hilton exercises skills developed over many decades. Today he is considered a virtuoso in optical glass illusion, giving Hilton the space to explore integral contemporary art issues that are sometimes missing from glass art.
Hilton is intrigued by how we as humans fit into the bigger picture—the universe.
“There is an awareness that we are the stuff of stars—our molecular structure extending through all eternity,” he says. “I wonder if our genetic code harbors a distant echo when, like children, we perceive shapes already familiar to us.”
Hilton also concerns himself more with the process of getting there than with the end result. This notion of process as the central element for an artist is a post-modernist approach to art that permeates Hilton’s description of his artistic life.
Hilton’s approach sets him apart from many other glass artists and reflects a keen knowledge of the aesthetic and philosophical issues that have confronted artists over the past four decades........"