The glass I create is made by blowing and shaping hot molten glass on a blow pipe with the help of 2 000 degree furnaces. Glass is a very physical art medium in which timing and temperature are very critical to create the desired piece of glass art. Glassblowing is very unique in this way and is one of many reasons why I love to create and blow glass. Color shape and design are all essential to a piece and these elements are portrayed in various ways in my glasswork. The style of glass I have become known for include spiral designs of different colors. The spiral symbol is one that has always spoken to me and I frequently use spiral designs in my glass vases and bottles. I have since started adding large clear windows / lenses in the center of the spirals that allow the viewer to see through and inside the piece. This adds a very unique and interesting dimension to the piece. Some window vases will include windows with some unique and intricate color designs.
Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park: 83