Galleries > Patternwork

My fused work is largely influenced by the vibrant colors and patterning prevalent in folk art yet also references a painterly style. Individual patches contain intricacy with vivid coloring and geometric pattern but overall portray more of an organic feel. I use bits and pieces of fabricated, collected and recycled glass. Many components are taken from their original state and cut or crushed in various ways to create new textures and color combinations. The glass is fused into individual pieces or panels, then layered when hung upon a wall to create depth and a more complex overall pattern. Colors, shapes and patterns mix to complement one another, making one larger, cohesive panel.

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January
Blown, fused glass
36x12"
2014
December
Blown, fused glass
2014
December (detail)
Blown, fused glass
2014
Blink
Blown, fused, recycled glass
2013
Blink
Blown, fused, recycled glass
2013
Summer Flow
Blown, fused, recycled, slumped glass
7x20"
2013
Polyp
Cast glass, paint
17x17x2.5"
2013
Warm Recycled Flow
Blown, fused, recycled, slumped, glass
43x39"
2013
Warm Recycled Flow (detail)
Blown, slumped glass
2013
Warm Recycled Flow (detail)
Blown, slumped glass
2013
Warm Recycled Flow (detail)
Blown, slumped glass
2013
Ruby Curls
Blown and fused glass
35x29"
2013
Ruby curls (detail)
Blown and fused glass
2013
Ruby Curls (detail)
Blown and fused glass
2013
Ivory Whirl
Blown and fused glass
21x21"
2013
Ivory Whirl (detail)
Blown and fused glass
21x21"
2013
Recycled Blue Flow
Recycled, blown, fused and slumped glass
22x6"
2013
Pop
Blown, fused, slumped glass
21x12.5"
2013
Jellyfish
Blown, fused and slumped glass
34x15x2"
2013
Jellyfish (detail)
Blown and fused glass
2013
Flow
Fused and slumped glass
43x9x2"
2013
Tiny Transition
Fused glass, copper
12.5x6.5"
2012
Transitional
Fused glass
18x19"
2012
Journal
Fused glass, enamel
2012
Journal (detail)
Fused glass, enamel
2012
Blue Shades
Fused glass
2011
Fossil
Blown, recycled and fused glass
15x21.5"
2012
Slant
Recycled blown, fused and slumped glass
20.5x6"
2012
Word Flow Series
Fused glass, enamel
12x12"
2011
Word Flow Series
Fused glass, enamel
20x12x3"
2011
Word Flow Series
Fused glass, enamel
12x12x4"
2011
In Harmony
Blown, recycled and fabricated and fused glass
12'x38'x2"
2010
In Harmony (Left)
recycled and fabricated blown and fused glass
2010
In Harmony (Center Right)
recycled and fabricated blown and fused glass
2010
In Harmony (Far Right)
recycled and fabricated blown and fused glass
12'x38'
2010
In Harmony detail
recycled and fabricated blown and fused glass
12'x38'
2010
In Harmony detail
recycled and fabricated blown and fused glass
12'x38'
2010
Translation detail
blown and enameled glass
2010
Translation 1
blown, enameled glass
May 2010
Translation 2
blown and enameled glass
2010
Relation
cast and etched glass
2009
Relation
cast and etched glass
2009