Stained Glass and Driftwood
9.5" x 23.5" x 6"
A rare 3-D piece from me. It's reminiscent of the marshlands near where I grew up in Connecticut. The driftwood was found on the beach in Westbook, CT. The dragonflies have just landed and forced the butterfly to take flight. Iridized glass, wire mesh and special foil make the piece.
As a Stained-Glass artist for 20 years and an Interior Designer (for more than that), I typically use architectural references, styles, principles & elements of design in my work. I'm a spiritual person, a yoga practitioner, an avid golfer, and a lover of cats! You will occasionally see some of those elements in my work. After all art should reflect life and life's passions. A few common themes are circles, just love the symmetry and the all-encompassing whole. I also like to play with the use of positive & negative space - you'll find that most of my pieces have some areas with no glass and things are suspended in those spaces. Lastly, I started quite a few years ago, taking an advanced stained-glass class at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond - there I learned to experiment with various techniques in glass. You'll find sandblasting, etching, glass painting, slumping, fusing and even some special sawing (like holes in the middle of the glass). I currently live in Chesterfield, VA with my husband Robert, who incidentally is the one who encouraged me to take my first stained-glass class. We share our home with our wonderful rescue kitty Jelly, she is featured in one of my stained-glass pieces "Library Cat Through a Window."