The inspiration for my work is drawn from my childlike wonder for how things are created. I choose glass as my medium, because what I wish to convey to an audience can only be expressed through glass. It possesses a magical characteristic that can freeze an object in time, leaving the viewer questioning how the piece was constructed. I use molten glass and metal oxides within the process, culminating one-of-a-kind pieces.
Pulling together how color and light interact in nature, I layer colored glass between clear glass, presenting the illusion of an atmosphere inside the solid piece. I am also drawn to using vivid colors for the interior design, creating a dialogue between what is natural and what is fabricated. Forming organic shapes, light is vital to identifying the simplistic contours of my work. Adding depth to these contours, I experiment with spraying metallic coatings onto the piece at the end of the shaping process. The coatings enhance the work, framing the pieces by diffusing light or dispersing it.
My work is a tribute to what nature can produce on its own and the relationship that it has with those who stop to wonder how it’s done.