My intention is to produce glass structures that invite the viewer to contemplate an illusory experience of discovery. I pursue an interpreted moment of wonder, reflecting upon the complexity of the natural world. A window, through which to peer and explore an expanding experience of space and form.
Throughout my practice consistent themes and forms emerge; I am repeatedly drawn to the complexity and beauty of the microscopic architecture of living organisms. Where the interpretation of a thorax of a beetle, or of the microscopic structures of diatom, become the foundation for my work. In constructing the components, the interplay and dynamic interrelationships of intersecting planes and sympathetic structures inform the design and assemblage. The pieces are then carved and finished to accentuate the structure and edge of the material.
The finish of the sculptures captures a veiled aesthetic, where the transparencies of the colours fade and gather intensity depending on the thickness of the glass. So too, the envelope of air effects our experience of the coloured glass, creating a diaphanous structure within.