I use images from the natural world: leaves, bones, egg shells, twigs. Tiny treasures, often overlooked, the inconsequential detritus that connects us to the enigma of existence.
The objects in these pieces are created using an ancient glass technique called pate de verre, a process that uses a paste of finely ground particles of glass meticulously packed into molds and fired, melting the glass particle together to create a cohesive whole. This pate de verre process allows me to create objects that are delicate, highly detailed and luminous.
I make the objects in each piece individually, then gradually “grow” the piece over several firings, adding more objects with each firing. This layering mimics the processes of senescence and abscission that allows the plant to shed its’ leaves in preparation for dormancy and renewal. It allows me to illuminate these wonders of nature in close focus.
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THIS ARTIST SPECIALIZES IN:
Non-Functional, Figural, Sculptural, Organic, Artwork, Wall art, Earthy, Warm glass, Molded, Sculpted, Cast, Fused, Glass, Kiln formed, Pate de verre, Sculpture, Vessel, ART