ARTIST STATEMENT

My work is rooted in the process of creating.  I'm in love with the act of blowing glass and its optical properties.  I incorporate techniques found in both Venetian glassblowing and the Amaerican Art Glass movement.  However, I approach my work two-dimensionally.  Like a painter to a canvas, or a weaver using thread to create intricate tapestry.  My glass pieces are compositions and a-typical to glass blowing in general.

My forms have an Asian influence which allows for my complex and painstaking coloration process to unfold.  I build layer upon layer of color using glass in all particle sizes - powder, cane, frit and rod - to create original homogenous coloration and truely one of a kind work.