These two installation pieces above are made of individually cast glass, each glass piece 17" x 12", and are each installed on an 8 ft wall, pairing the structural soundness of durable materials with more elusive and fragile elements, transforming the room into islands of playful waves and a juxtaposition of overwhelming breadth.
My sculptural process consists of the overlapping of color, translucency and light to create a vocabulary of fragmented, repetitive forms derived from human, natural and industrial artifacts. For the last several years, I have been creating both 2D and 3D work that explores the themes of cultural inheritance, the dislocation of time, music memory and mortality. These cycles are memorialized in songs, stories, cast glass, metal and collaged imagery, film and symbols to create themed series of multiple installations. As exaggerated elements, or parts of the whole, each full series of work, whether it be sculptural or mixed media prints, has its own etymology rooted in personal practice. As installation fractions or individual pieces, with this work I attempt to push the limits of translucent and dense material, that is ephemeral and visceral, build and expand world themes of danger, desire, engagement, loss and selective abandonment.