My work investigates how emotional tension is magnified in the rhythm of our movements. I
started working in glass in 2003 -- largely self-taught with occasional workshops with
nationally known glass artists. My artistic language comes from the worlds of
architecture, geology and dance movement.
Since late 2006 Ive been developing a sculptural language that uses clean
architectural forms to reference the human figure in motion -- a language that encompasses
figures in tension, at balance and out of balance as individuals wrestle with emotion and
I am also an architectural designer spending each day at the intersection of art,
architecture, and design: The differences are of scale and technical requirement. With
both glass sculpture and architecture I work with space and light to evoke emotion.
With sculpture, I work in isolation to explore concepts and relationships. My audience is
potentially large but unknown. In many ways, architectural design is sculpture on a larger
scale where a smaller, known audience experiences the sculpture intimately from within and
without and over time periods of days, weeks, and years. The daily rigors of meeting the
demands of others helps me understand and meet my own artistic voice. And vice versa.