Handmade Glass is Magical and Mysterious
I am a glass artist living in Santa Cruz, California, and I draw my inspiration from the shapes and colors of nature and its infinite mystery and beauty. When I discovered glass, its spectrum of color, visual texture, and the aspect of light and transparency, it was ultimately its transformation in the kiln which enchanted me. My B.F.A. in Ceramics, and the subsequent thirty years making pottery and sculpture, laid a solid foundation for my current explorations in glass.
The “Stardust” series, is the result of my deepening understanding of the materials, as I seek solutions for expressing my concepts and ideas. These glass discs are abstractly evocative of deep sea creatures and blooming flowers, but remain inspired by Physics— black holes, supernovas, dark matter and gravitational pull. I am interested in the underlying symmetry between these two forces—the inference of the smallest sub atomic particle, and the unimaginable vast and sheer scale of cosmological events. Our life on earth, hangs in the balance of a greater understanding of how the universe works. What I’ve come away understanding is that we are all made of the same stuff. Stardust.
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