Oil painting with flameworked elements 18 by 24 inches “Into the Void” is a conversation about transformation. Oil painted birds slowly transform into glass birds as they enter a vortex of color. In the end they come out a mixture of oil paint and glass. This work represents the transformation of my own work, from…
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…
Hot formed glass sculpture with encased flamework and exterior engraving 8 inches
Drawing on paper
Oil painting on board with glass flameworked elements 18 by 24 inches
Hot sculpted, encased flameworked glass with exterior battuto cutting.
Hot sculpted, encased flameworked glass, exterior painting Collection of the Corning Museum of Glass
Hot sculpted, encased flameworked glass, engraved exterior 2 1/2 inches
Hot sculpted, encased flameworked glass, applied flamework, painted exterior 3 inches
Hot sculpted, encased flameworked glass; engraved, painted exterior 3 inches
Hot sculpted, encased flameworked glass, painted exterior, applied flamework, sandblasted
Hot sculpted, encased flamework, painted exterior 4 inches
Oil Painting with cast and flameworked elements 48 by 48 inches Inspired by “Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?” by Paul Gauguin. My painting is a conversation about the effect of DNA and bioengineering on contemporary life. The cloaked figure represents the effects of genetic engineering on humans. The…
Hot sculpted glass, encased flamework 3 inches The scarlet dahlia was my signature flower for many years. Since childhood I grew dahlias in my own garden. I love gardening. I liked the idea of a dew droplet containing the flower, as the flower survives using water to live and the drip shape creates a beautiful…
Encased flamework, millefiori, flameworked human profiles. The exterior is engraved with a wave. Inspired by the tsunami in South East Asia. I began perfecting my own millefiori canes and latticino, and developed ways to use canes and latticino in my designs instead of using them as embellishment around the design. The snake was made using only millefiori…
Encased flameworked glass 3 inches in diameter Millefiori flameworked snakes on a flameworked ground.
Hot sculpted glass, encased flamework 4 inches After the Sergeant painting, in this modern version, “Madam XY” speaks of genetics.
Encased flameworked glass with exterior cutting 3 inches in diameter
Engraved, encased flameworked glass This work was made before the Iraqi conflict, at a time when the United States was considering invading Iraq. It was a time of indecision. I created a heart dripping blood and a broken heart from millefiori. I used peace signs from the 1970s because it reminded me of that time.…