The current focus of my studio practice as a cast glass sculptor is on culture and technology as subject matter, and hands-on personal involvement with every step of my work. My artistic philosophy and practiced approach in casting glass embraces the chance and accidental beauty of naturally occurring irregularities and inclusions that are present in foundation cast glass processes. These processes and methods are rooted in the Egyptian lost wax tradition, in other words, using rudimentary natural materials and ingredients to make my molds, like sand and plaster rather than commercially manufactured compounds, this also includes an occasional experiment batching glass formula. My personal involvement continues by creating specialized machines and tools in which to melt, handle, and form the glass. Once melted, the molten glass flows into the plaster/sand based molds. The cooling and annealing process can take as long as three months. When ready, the sculptures are carefully divested from the molds, cold worked and polished using sand stones, loose abrasives, leather hide, and cotton cloth.