Aurora Darwin currently resides in Toronto, but spent her formative years in South East Asia. During her childhood, she was unwittingly influenced by the forms of high-rise concrete structures and contrasting tropical forests.
These opposing elements later manifested themselves in Aurora’s work at Sheridan College, where she discovered glass, a medium which was malleable enough to depict both the strength and structure of cities and the serenity and power of nature.
Aurora Darwin was awarded the 2011 Sheridan College Summer Scholarship to attend the Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, Washington. Aurora went on to become a certified welder, but returned to her craft in the glass studio, focusing on architectural and design-based sculpture.