I love the way that light brings out the hidden beauty in art glass, inclusions that are one of a kind and cannot be reproduced. The colors that are inside that cannot be seen until the light is shined through, I see as analogous to life and to people; there is hidden beauty in both life and in people, there just needs to be a light to shine through and reveal that which lies within.
I work in 3D, for the most part, with repurposed forms that are manufactured, as well as with forms that I created with the process of fiberglass. The process of working in 3D requires one to think in a different way that changes one’s internal thought processes; I enjoy that challenge. I see the process as a huge part of the art, not just as a means to an end, the finished piece.
Please, come and check out my work in person; see what my art is all about. These words and pictures can only do so much to describe the interaction of light and glass; you have to come and see it for yourself at Artistic Portland.