Artist Statement

I create tactile artwork.

My art tells stories which unfold during the creation process. The stories are tactile for the viewer through their sense of touch and also visual in their viewing of the design. The nature of transparent and translucent glass allows for different narratives to be told depending on the lighting, location and even the position of the piece.

When I work with smooth glass, I often add layers of glass and enamels to build up the imagery and texture. I carve, grind and polish to enhance the story.
Casting fabric artwork and other items into glass gives a new voice to existing objects.
As the narrator, I encourage you to touch my artwork and listen to the otherwise untold stories.