“Eve”  is an 8.5″ tall sculpture with an exterior form resembling a woman’s dress or gown. The exterior bodice of the glass dress has small polished, scallop like cuts at the scoop line and also around the waist, punctuating the gown. Inside the bodice, two open pods release their seeds back to earth, toward the bottom flowers, as if to connect seed to plant. I’m imagining the process by which a plant spreads throughout a field or a mother feeds her young.

Two pink tea roses entwine in the body of the gown- the front rose has a seed pod carefully formed and placed to create a deeply feminine appearance, while the roots hang suspended toward the ground from which they arise.

As I’ve said before, I’m always thrilled by an evolution in form. I believe taking the flamework (making of small parts within the clear glass) and encasement (enclosing those parts in clear glass) out of the traditional paperweight form and bringing it into a more sculptural form increases the poetic quality of the work.  As with my “Stones” this sculptural change adds a new dimension to the art form.  I’ll be showing this piece at the Wheaton Arts in May.


Buddha Hallucination

Hallucination stands 7"diameter at the face and recedes backwards 6" like a diamond.

This piece has been on my mind for quite awhile. As with the other “Hallucination” sculptures, the design exists only in the center and refracts along the inside of the glass. The ring of golden Buddha’s creates a mandala- each Buddha on the outside appears like a ray of light striking from the center– the only true Buddha.  In that sense, the “hallucination” form was a perfect choice for such a powerful metaphor. Needless to say, it’s one of those pieces I would like in my own collection! This piece is showing at Pismo Gallery in Denver, Co.

An elegant wedding like bouquet of white lilies, tea roses, lilacs and lime green leaves and tendrils,  deepened by an intense black background.  My focus was on using contrasting colors to showcase the detail of the floral arrangement.