The current focus of my studio practice in 2018-2019 as a cast glass sculptor is floral landscape abstractions inspired by my visit to Butchart Gardens at Brentwood Bay, BC. (see "Anna Signature Series" page for current 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, 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 small amounts of ancient glass formula. My personal involvement continues by building 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 for my largest sized 350lb/160kg Signature sculptures. When ready, the sculptures are carefully divested from the molds, cold worked and polished using sand stones, loose abrasives, leather hide, and cotton cloth.