Richard Diebenkorn advised the artist to "respond to fresh qualities... but to consider them absolutely expendable." So inspiration for me is a continuous morphing. The reading of my dad's diary of an Arctic expedition; being mesmerized by the slow movement of a dinghy as it returns to its mooring; watching my dog daily as she navigates a well-traveled path -- all these are Diebenkorn's initial "fresh qualities " that come in as inspiration and then emerge in my work.
I came to glass after retiring from university teaching. I have studied with many gifted artists, in Bullseye classes and at Pilchuck Glass School. Two artists' residencies, one in New Mexico and one at Pilchuck Glass School, have provided me both the inspiration and camaraderie that propel me to produce the art I need to create.