Vivace - Light Painting
Glass, Steel & Light - Covers Approx: 12' x 8' - $75,000.

Vivace - Light Painting - Glass, Steel &  Light - Covers Approx: 12' x 8' - $75,000.The major influences in my career have not been a particular school or series of teachers.Instead, it has been curiosity, history, books, museums, and the world around me. I am strictly self-taught and have been greatly influenced by the journey from photographic art to murals in metal, stone and ceramic, kiln formed glass walls, mosaic,sculpture in glass and steel and marble, and installation pieces in mixed media.

Whenever possible, I’ve researched materials and history for the appropriate site specific pieces, melding today’s technologies and resources with hints of the past. I use factories and fabricators as my tools, often refining the processes and developing new techniques, so my vision can become reality. My personal work follows the same approach, inspired by the work of many cultures and many people, creators of objects and dreams.

The collaborative process of working with architects and designers has much to do with the success of my work. The pushing and tugging to achieve a balance, the negotiations and resulting synergy, often leads to a solution which neither would have achieved.

Kiln formed glass has become a prime focus because I find it an unrivaled receptor for color. Light, color, movement - all seem to migrate to and play across the surface of the glass, making it a kinetic, vibrant medium. By weaving abstract designs in glass, I am able to let the viewer bring more of themselves into what they see. Watching people run their hands over the textured glass surface in amazement continues to remind me of one of the prime roles of an artist - to touch others with mystery and magic. When people tell me what they see in an installation or work of mine - night sky, fossils, movement, archaeology, technology - all different, all varied, bringing their own perspective to my work, then I have succeeded.

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