Artist’s Statement

Surrounded by water in Seattle, I want to capture the essence of its movement. Molten glass echoes that fluidity. I have to keep moving to catch that exact moment, and then freeze it for all time.

Working with glass is a seductive process. At 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit, glass is a pliable liquid that can be teased into any shape I choose, and my window of access is but a fleeting moment.

Glass gives me freedom to explore form, texture, and color. I accentuate my sculptures and vessels with a vivid palette; using hot-sculpting techniques, I strive to highlight the optics and depth of the medium. It is an insanely fun journey and the outcome is virtually limitless.

After years of creative evolution, my work ranges from hot-sculpted vessels to large-scale mixed-media sculpture. I am intrigued with the juxtaposition of glass and stainless steel, where delicacy and strength come together, each complementing the other in an elegant sculptural dance.

I have been involved with many museum exhibitions, numerous public art projects, and important private collections throughout the Northwest. I am honored to have won the 2006 People’s Choice Award of Lake Oswego, Oregon, and the Anacortes, Washington 2010 Call to Artists for a sculpture in the city’s roundabout. For the roundabout, which serves as the city’s entryway and the gateway to the San Juan Islands, I created “Aerie,” a 20-foot-tall stainless steel eagle’s nest sculpture.