In one sense, my work in glass begins with a love of the medium and its unique characteristics: the brilliance of the colors, the way in which glass both transmits and reflects light, and the way it flows at high temperatures. The transmission and reflection of light by glass allows me to create work that changes with the available light. My goal is to create pieces that stand alone in flat lighting, but which can also take advantage of different lighting to reveal different aspects of the work. At a micro level, the fluidity of glass allows for the creation of planes of color with amazing three-dimensional patterns.
Conceptually, my work reflects my strong belief that our human concept of reality only encompasses a tiny aspect of things, that there is so much that we don’t perceive and understand. From that flows my perspective that boundaries are often illusory and that different realities unify things that are traditionally viewed as distinct. Thus, lines in my work are often fluid and forms cross or transcend them. What I refer to as articulated fields of color reference different realities and are intended to provide a place for meditation. Lines, planes and pattern convey emotion and perceptions to me and, I hope, to the viewer.