This series exemplifies how memories are interpreted. The distorted glass lens are meant of focus and magnify certain areas, while others remain a blurry coloration of what happens. The objects in each Orb signify signifiant memories from my childhood such as exploring the woods with my grandmother, learning to cook hardboiled eggs, receiving flowers from my father, and learning to fold a simple paper crane.
This is a piece in progress.
This series explores the balance of the human communal state with the continuous metamorphosing stages of life. The Gold ornamentation of growths, such as lichen represents the progression of passing time. The world is moving on past this moment, but the fragility of glassware containing this advancement reveals the little human presence left behind. Meals bring people together. It is where society celebrates, prays, grieves, and confronts the trials of life. The still life has the ability to suspend these moments. But what if time kept moving and the objects of the still life continued to decay and grow? An intimate breakfast explores the uncanny and ornamental representations of the natural world moving on without them. The glass tableware serves as the fragile containment humanity holds on progression and time. This “still life” exposes the relationship between what is loved and deprived valued and neglected, accessible and precious.
This installation was for the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio's Women's Restroom. It is always fun to play with soap bubbles when washing your hands. I wanted to preserve this fun using glass as a material. Blown glass, gold leaf, bubble wrap, copper foil, solder I am inspired by the Art Nouveau style, “Druide Vase” created by artist,Rene Lalique. The mold blown vessel has bubble shaped, floral like growths that are protruding from the body as if they are about to burst.In my vestibule environment I have represented these bubble-like appendages in three stages of a time cycle. The growth of the bubbles ready to burst, the sounds associated with bubbles (to represent the passing of time), and the projection of shadows as imprints of what was once there. Glass as a medium has the unique ability to literally freeze in mid-motion, which makes it perfect for portraying time standing still. The moments captured here can be a meditation for life and its fleeting states.
I am exploring the process of creation and presentation with this exhibition. An animal horn is an object that humans have used both functionally and decoratively for centuries. It is a historically recognizable object that can symbolize nature and a human’s dominance over it. What happens when humans take this a step further and fabricate something completely new? I wanted to take the recognizable object of a horn. I wanted to display them in a matter that would be instantly recognizable for what it was by setting them up in pairs, creating a stand for a single specimen, or carving into one as is traditionally done. This is then taken a step further by using the similar display, but changing the horn in color, size, or display, to transition from a literal interpretation into an abstract one.