At 23, I was asked to help a fellow glassblower with a big stained glass window commission for a church. For this project I learned the copper foil method used in stained glass to connect shapes together with solder. My task was to cut out and wrap hundreds of small white glass shapes that made up the Angel’s wings. Then last summer, on a trip to Germany, I went out hiking and collected flowers. I pressed them in some art books. Once they were dry, I cut 2 pieces of sheet glass or mirror and added the flowers in between. I use this same technique to create these one of a kind flower window pendants. They will be soldered and have a hanging loop at the top to be displayed in a window or on the wall. As I feel with all objects that I find and incorporate into my work, these flowers remind me of a specific experience. They are a memory, a record of time– fragile and precious. I add 24 kt gold leaf and fine silver to add further value to the beauty and impermanence of nature.
These will drop into my ETSY shop as soon as they are finished. Flower Power!
I am very excited to partner with Renee Foosaner Art Center (Florida Institute of Technology) and Hospice of St. Francis to use my skills and glass knowledge to help teens move through grief.
Borosilicate Glass, Found Objects, 24 kt Gold Leaf
Wall Installation Sculpture
Event Link to the show at Fat Arts Village, Ft. Lauderdale