Open Studios Hours May 13/14 and May 20/21, 11am - 5pm
Making beautiful art from broken pieces of glass is very compelling for me. The transformation from broken to beautiful inspires and moves me. Although I have done flat mosaics, making dimensional mosaic sculptures, primarily of imagined creatures, has formed my current work. The creatures are made from my welded skeletons, covered with concrete, then finished with pieces of glass. Some are designed for garden use.
Many of the materials I use are scrap, broken, or leftover pieces. Some of my most beautiful glass is discarded, unique, handblown.
Mirrors, with their reflected light, thrill me. Much of my work involves using clear glass over mirror, so the sculpture changes as the viewer moves, and as the ambient light changes.
During the covid shutdown I added the art and skill of vitreous (glass) enameling to my toolbox. This ancient technique of affixing melted glass to metal is consistent with my aesthetic of seeing reflected light through transparent colored glass. I also incorporate enameling into the jewelry I make in my exploration of color and reflections.