Artist Statement

Growing up in Oregon with my Brownie camera, and hiking in the mountains, plus many weekends at the coast, most of my work revolves around the theme of nature, and ranges in style from realism to impressionism. I have worked around in different artisans mediums but have found a home in glass. I love the science, reactions and chemistry of glass, and the way it challenges me.
As I design an art piece, I try to imagine it finished.  How will my art interact in its environment and how will it elicit a response from the person viewing it?  I use a variety of ground glass, called frit, to build layers in the glass. I also work on the glass torch and make intricate components to create even more layers. The result is a complex degree of depth that plays with the viewer’s eye, giving textures that you don’t usually associate with fused glasswork.

Medium: Fused Glass

Contact Information

West Linn, OR
503-939-7130
[email protected]
Website

Education

1997 – MA, Education – Indiana University
1988 – BA, Education – Eastern Washington University

Exhibit Dates:

October 4, 2016 – February 2, 2017

Santiam Pass - 28 x 24 - Fused Glass
River's Edge - 21 x 12 - Fused Glass
Lily Pads - 13 x 22 - Fused Glass
Haystack Rock - 21 x 12 - Fused Glass
Tide Pool Undersea - 21 x 12 - Fused Glass

Santiam Pass - 28 x 24 - Fused Glass

River's Edge - 21 x 12 - Fused Glass

Lily Pads - 13 x 22 - Fused Glass

Haystack Rock - 21 x 12 - Fused Glass

Tide Pool Undersea - 21 x 12 - Fused Glass

Santiam Pass - 28 x 24 - Fused Glass thumbnail
River's Edge - 21 x 12 - Fused Glass thumbnail
Lily Pads - 13 x 22 - Fused Glass thumbnail
Haystack Rock - 21 x 12 - Fused Glass thumbnail
Tide Pool Undersea - 21 x 12 - Fused Glass thumbnail