After majoring in glass at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Christy Haldane studied at the Canberra School of Art in Australia. It was in Australia that Haldane began to incorporate industrial plate glass (window panes) as a constant in her sculptures.
In 2000, she began working with recycled window glass. Through experimentation she discovered this was a medium that fit her minimalist modern aesthetic. Working in series, she combines the glass with other common building materials, such as stone, concrete and steel enhancing the fragility and strength of the glass components. The sculptures consider humanity’s effect on the environment and the precarious balance in which the natural and artificial environments exist.
Haldane lives on a hobby farm outside of Peterborough, Ontario. Her work focuses on large sculptural installations but includes small scale objects and wearable art.