Artist at work.
Since 1992, I have been working in the medium of glass. My work is dedicated to my father and the special relationship we shared. We learned how to blow glass together, and when he passed away unexpectedly in 1999, I reevaluated my life and decided to pursue glass blowing more seriously.
At the time, I had a fabulous job directing a youth education program for the ACLU. The ACLU was an invaluable supporter of my artistic development and allowed me to work part-time so that I could explore my fascination with glass.
I have a dual interest in glass. One is to create shapes and objects that are inspired through dreams and meditations. The other is to use glass within larger conceptual installations. I am drawn toward clean and understated, yet refined, expressions through my artwork.
In my conceptual work, I am most interested in exploring environmental or other social justice issues. The use of repetition, the overlay of old and new, and the inclusion of words or texts are frequent themes in my work.
Whenever possible, I try to support the social change movement by donating pieces of my art to non-profit organizations, or creating special awards for progressive community leaders.