This page serves as a collective documentation of the type of work I have created.
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While exploring planet earth I become a collector of visuals saved for future use.
In the studio these elements gain energy and take form to tell their own story.
As a painter I prefer the glass canvas as it has a luminosity that I just can't achieve with conventional canvas material. I paint on multiple sheets of glass and then fire them individually in the kiln. When they come out, I cut sections and layer them to return to the kiln once more creating desired design. The pieces are thick and thus add layers of dimension when viewing. I tend to work in series and sometimes create multiple works on a single subject matter that I find fascinating. Could be a particular building, bridge, landscape, or even sunsets over water, the sky's the limit.
Using layers of translucent and opaque glass with the tools of a painter, I construct improvisational works that are schematic in design and invite the viewer to move into a space of speculation.
Water Torso–Element Series
How do you describe a scientific term and what would it look like?
I think I'll ask my husband (a scientist) at dinner tonight... I'll think about what shapes, colors and visuals come to mind, then create a piece that depicts the scientific definition.
"Honey explain to me "Inertia" is it green? Please pass the salt...
"Choreographed Chaos" This series of kilnworked glass pieces are colorful and contemporary in design. The series is formed around the discussions between spouses who are individually artistic or scientific; specifically, the vocabulary and images that collide and confuse as they try to understand each other’s universe. I love to learn a new scientific concept and come up with an image in my head for this item I know nothing about. I think... What size, shape, visual elements, colors, and textures come to mind ... it is only after this process I gain enough understanding to create my pieces.
"Conversation Vessels" These vessels are formed by fusing two complimenting colors of glass together in a kiln in order to create the canvas base. This represents the two people conversing. The designed imagery (vitrigraph elements) seen on top represent the tangents and lines of conversation as they mingle. Some elements may be fully fused to the base and you cannot feel them above the surface. Others may be tack fused, thus completely attached but raised above the surface. While some vessels are shiny with a glassy gloss surface others have been sandblasted before slumping into the vessel form in order to create a satin matt finish. The edges have been cold worked by sanding them to create a very finished look. “Conversation Vessels” are 8.5 inch round fused glass nonfunctional vessel shapes consisting of various colors and designs, all one of a kind.
Prime Minus One
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