Origine

Origine, 42 inches by 36 inches Enameled painting on glass, photographs, black ink and oil paint on wood cradle board.   My collage “Origine” depicts an ancient story, deconstructed over time, as it assimilated into modern culture. The ancient fable of “Daphnis and Chloe” is retold in a timeline from top to base. Inspired by…

Cigno

Hot formed glass encased and carved Since 1976 I created many hundreds of miniature flameworked swans based on this form.  I decided to enlarge the form and include hundreds of canes I designed and made.  The form conveys the floating feeling of a swan on a pond and speaks to my Italian heritage.

Eagle

“Eagle” Hot formed glass, encased, carved and painted. 8 inches I created “Eagle” at the Corning Museum of Glass Studio where I am an instructor. My roots are in hot glass sculpting. I like to revisit it at times and develop work that is hot sculpted as well as carved and painted. Hot glasswork is…

2008 Escape

Oil painting with flameworked glass elements 10 by 14 inches An abstracted design based on the idea of freedom. A caged bird sits inside while the door is open, making the choice to stay inside. Various opportunities are given to the bird for freedom. Glass elements are distributed throughout the design. The painted bird is…