My current body of work is inspired by my visit to Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in the Fall of 2018.
Surrounded by incredible color, flowers, rock formations and waterfalls. I felt immersed in a dream world. As I reflected on the experience, I was inspired to express it in cast glass, solid columns infused with a profusion of delicate petal-like forms and foliage.
Focusing on the light properties of glass and how light penetrates it and refracts from within, I work in a way that the light itself becomes an integral element of the structures. To me, these floral abstractions embrace the beauty and preciousness of life. I see the resulting light-space from within as an affirmation of how the natural world and the manmade coexist.