With the cast crystal series, I use optically pure glass to create a theater within the glass for light to play. As a viewer moves around the piece reflections appear and disappear, bringing elements of the organic texture directly into the facets, but only temporarily.
I also cast colored glass in order to explore formal sculptural elements of line, texture, and volume as well as express the interaction of light and glass. Glass allows me to use light, along with the density of color as light moves through different areas, to create volume and space within a solid form. Many of the aesthetic elements of how I use colored glass are drawn from the artists S. Libensky, and J. Brychtova.