Inspiration for me comes through the process of pondering, reflecting on the constants of light and movement as they are captured in isolated moments and over time.
I study the accounts in my father’s diary of a Naval expedition to the Arctic, imagining the ice in all its forms. I experience the mesmerizing slow movement of a tethered dinghy as a gentle breeze repeatedly brings it back to its mooring. I watch as my dog daily navigates the same well-traveled path. Themes of consistency and randomness emerge.
I came to glass after retiring from university teaching. I have studied with many artists, in Bullseye classes and at Pilchuck Glass School. I have been invited to participate in three professional glass artists' residencies, one in New Mexico and two at Pilchuck Glass School. These residencies have provided me the inspiration and camaraderie that propel me to produce the art I need to create.