Artist

Intrigued by the nature of humankind, the works in my “Lost Gardens” series gives me a platform to express the complexities of the world. At the core of my artwork is pure portraiture, but great focus on the disharmony of the self and perception. Pressures from society and the toll it takes on one’s emotional .....

Intrigued by the nature of humankind, the works in my “Lost Gardens” series gives me a platform to express the complexities of the world. At the core of my artwork is pure portraiture, but great focus on the disharmony of the self and perception. Pressures from society and the toll it takes on one’s emotional state are featured and the familiar is fractured and distorted by outside influence.

Beginning in 2014, I began to examine the relationship between identity and flowers. Flowers serve as symbol for mind and spirit revealing one’s identity in this imperfect world. Using cast flowers, the placement of the floral elements served to create a feeling of the internal conflict of the subject.

After the start of the COVID lockdowns in 2020, I began this new series, starting with “Beneath the Summer Sky” a commissioned artwork, where the figure is portrayed with her back toward the viewer, allowing the viewer to vicariously experience the figure’s perspective and her emotional state. Despite concealing the face, this work ultimately achieves a paradoxical effect: while the subject’s pose invites the viewer into the scene, as one can’t see the face of the figure, so can only imagine it.

I draw major inspiration from the duality in the human being, the face we show to the others vs. our true selves.

In these two glass artworks the 50th anniversary show – “Constructing Her Universe” and “Bearing Flowers” – where the subjects floral clothing or tattoos play off the dimensional cast elements speaks to the layered complexities of sight and knowledge, provoking inquiry by sitting at the intersection between the masculine and feminine. The imagery is made from crushed black glass powder that has been sifted and manipulated with fine tools to create the figure and the features and fused into the glass panel.

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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.