Artistic expression was always fostered and encouraged by my parents who are both artists. Art materials were always available to me, and creative pursuits and experimentation with various mediums has always been a part of my life.
My first serious artistic interest was jewelry making, after graduating from college; I began working in stained glass. I have always been fascinated by glass as an artistic medium. Its dualities intrigue me; it is strong yet fragile, solid yet molecularly unstable and, unlike other mediums glass is effected by illumination, both the presence and absence of, creating a different experience for the viewer that is dependent upon light. And, what other artistic medium can be worked in both its liquid and solid form?
When I began working with glass I worked solely with stained glass, returning to my roots and creating jewelry embellished with wire and glass beads, as well as windows. My passion for the medium and my evolution as an artist inspired me to begin fusing and slumping glass while continuing to construct stained glass objects