Dreams IV22"h x 10"w x 9"d Flame worked borosilicate glass
Dreams IV-DetailFlame worked borosilicate glass
Housed Barrier III18"h x 18"w x 4"d Flame worked and sand blasted borosilicate glass
Housed Barrier VII20.25"h x 10"w x 10"d Flame worked borosilicate glass
Housed Barrier II-DetailFlame worked borosilicate glass
The Limited Barrier II20"h x 14"w x 6"d Flame worked and sand blasted borosilicate glass
The structures that I create within recent work resemble objects that the viewer is familiar with in daily living. Ladders, trees, clouds, boxes, houses, and even hybrids of the five appear as reoccurring formal motifs.
I use the metaphorical qualities of organic structures within the natural world as motifs for ascension. In a much more lively and asymmetrical composition, I use a similarly delicate assemblage of glass rods to create renditions of a tree form. Although the tree holds many sacred and symbolic connotations, it is apparent that I am interested in using it to make a metaphorical connection to the spirit of human aspiration. Unlike a ladder, this is an object that lives and breathes, has the capability of growing and is equally capable of dying.
My recent work carries a quiet, meditative tone that leans heavily towards the spiritual. It’s the kind of work that viewers bask in rather than investigate on behalf of its celestial allure and its ability to evoke introspection. It wouldn’t be accurate to consider me as a spiritually spoken person, nor should my work be considered prophetic. However, there is an undeniable internal and contemplative aura within my work that resonates with our human desire for and pursuit toward something “higher” and “bigger.” I would like to offer a chance for viewers to identify their own dreams with my portrayal of the human need to aspire. We will try every possible approach towards achieving our goals