transparent media has fascinated me for years. I like the way light bounces
around and through it. Creating illusions has always been front and center.
Most recently, I’ve combined clear glass and plastic with solid
cedar and sandstone from St. Meinrad’s quarry in southern Indiana
in my continued quest.
The clear glass forms on display here, either make the stone or wood appear
to float, splash or squash in some pieces. Memories of playing with soap
bubbles or watching a full droplet of water roll off a leaf might come
to mind as you wander through the exhibition. The lead crystal pieces
appear to have surfaces lifted, pushed and pulled while playing with the
light streaming through during the day. These forms are not to be seen
as stagnant forms but rather “suspended moments”, caught for
Thanks to a Lilly Foundation Fellowship, I was able to study with the
Czech glass artist Martin Rosol at the Corning School of Glass in New
York. In July the grant enabled me to attend the Bullseye Glass Conference
in Portland, which also contributed to this body of work.