Artist

Kait Rhoads

For the most part, my work is inspired by nature; this is the result of spending six years on a boat in the Caribbean in my youth where I also learned to dive. Fascinated by structure and growth systems found in nature I feel the closest affinity to coral colonies.

Since my move to the Northwest .....

For the most part, my work is inspired by nature; this is the result of spending six years on a boat in the Caribbean in my youth where I also learned to dive. Fascinated by structure and growth systems found in nature I feel the closest affinity to coral colonies.

Since my move to the Northwest two decades ago, I have found the same fascination for seaweed and kelp; their curious and pliable forms above and below the waves provide endless inspiration. In my effort to study the local aquatic flora and fauna, I have been a volunteer at the Seattle Aquarium for the last several years and raise bees.

My soft sculptures appear to be fluid but are ridged in their construction. Each individual unit is connected to the next only by the copper wire linking them together. I develop my concepts slowly, as the production of a complicated piece can take from six months to over two years. I look at the individual units, as architectural elements fitting together to create a fluid or floating object; their orientation determines the curvature of the form.

Thank you for joining us!

Thank you for celebrating the first annual

Glass Art Fair!

We are honored to that you have taken the time to join us in a celebration of art.
The artists in this exhibition are sharing their work from around the world.