Making beautiful art from broken pieces of glass is very compelling for me. The transformation from broken to beautiful inspires and moves me. Although I have done flat mosaics, making dimensional mosaic sculptures, primarily of imagined creatures, has formed my current work. The creatures are made from my welded skeletons, covered with concrete, then finished with pieces of glass. Many are designed for garden use.
Much of the materials I use are scrap, broken, or left over pieces. Some of my most beautiful glass is discarded, unique, hand blown. My most recent work utilizes hand blown glass by Holly Wallace, owner of Ruby Glass.
Mirrors with their reflected light thrill me, so much of my work involves using clear glass over mirror, so the sculpture changes as the viewer moves, and as the ambient light changes.
Fusing glass is an act of mystery and magic. I find it exciting that I don’t know exactly what the glass will do when it is melted; the lack of control, even with extreme care, over the alchemy makes opening my kiln thrilling. My specialties are sea creatures like jellyfish and squids, as well as flower inspired fused fuchsia earrings, bracelets and necklaces. I combine iridescent and dichroic glass to get unique results.