derive my inspiration from the landscape, the weather and patterns in
nature. Seeing forms emerge through the incessant repetition of natural
phenomena, I am often reminded that it has been slow and deliberate processes
that have shaped our world. I have sought to communicate the feeling of
those ancient forces by incising my own patterns into the glass surface.
By utilizing the vessel as my canvas, I use stone and diamond wheels to
carve my compositions into the glass. These marks reference processes
carried out in nature and result in random order. The making of the marks
is also a slow and rhythmic process and through these actions the patterns
emerge. While each pattern is intentional, the process often reveals subtle
variations to respond to, making each piece unique. In the current age
where change occurs at such a rapid pace, I create these works as contemplations
on the less fleeting forces that shape our world.