As a child I grew up in countries spanning three continents, following a parent's quest for scientific research, using radio antennae. Nature was a consistent and reliable friend that followed me everywhere, no matter where I found myself. Some of my earliest memories are of creating stone, acorn, or shell people, but one of my most vivid memories is sitting on a boulder at the edge of the garden for what seemed to be hours, excavating and collecting layer upon layer of tiny fragments of mica.
I loved mica! It was tactile, smooth, shiny, reflective, transparent, and mysterious. Many years later, following several of life's milestones, I came to rediscover mica in the form of fused, cast and etched glass.
There is an unspeakable beauty about glass---it is in one moment strong and forceful, and in another fragile and vulnerable, somewhat like nature and the human condition. It can go from solid to liquid and liquid to solid. In one moment it can behave as you expect and, in another moment, surprise you at every turn. The property of glass holds the essence of all nature for me.
Initially my focus was on functional home decor such as knobs, pulls,tiles, sinks and bowls. Recently however with a move to a new home with a dedicated studio space I have started making wall pieces and sculptural work.
The sculptural bowls above are inspired of course by water-its beauty,transparency and scarcity. The triptych is a wall piece inspired by time and its fleeting nature.
Images of the globe and land masses have always fascinated me. From great distances in space even the most war-torn countries in conflict appear at peace. Impending disasters such as the melting ice in Antartica appear beautiful.
Looking forward my next body of work is inspired by images of the textures, lines and colors of these landmasses. I use a collage of labor intensive and time consuming techniques incorporating sifted powders, sheet glass, kiln carving and glass etching to fuse or cast pieces into a synthesized whole.
Thank you for looking at and following my work.