I have lived near the water my whole life, from
Portland, Oregon to Honolulu, Hawaii to Key West,
Florida. The watery journey I've been on for half
my life made me realize I need to live near the water.
It feeds my soul and fuels my passion for creating and
working with glass.
Fused glass is a magical old art form. The
Ancient Egyptians started melting glass over 5,000 years
ago. Fused glass shimmers, its texture changes and
its appearance with reflective light creates depth.
Its color continually shifts and morphs with its own
life movement. It carries a rhythm and curiosity of
what's beneath the surface. Living near the water,
I've become my environment... a Great Blue Heron one
day, a White Egret another day, a Goliath Grouper or the
sand and water on the beach. I become the anima of
each piece and rejoice when the glass has cooled.
You are invited into my wondrous world of nature's
beauty. I've been documenting, like a biologist, the
fish, birds, water and people of my environment for my
entire life. I believe artists naturally reflect
their environment. I have been blessed to live in places
I love and try to give the area justice with my
interpretation and capture the essence of the
ever-changing beauty presented to me.
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