artist statement

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Glass is a material that naturally gives reference to the biological world.  At a molten, liquid state glass has the ability to expand, contract and move.  An adaptable material like this has endless possibilities for expressing a vision.  Silk is a material that is delicate, yet tough, organic and resilient.  By combining these materials through a process of accumulation these objects begin to project ideas of growth, development and reproduction.  Mysterious ecosystems filled with life forms of all different shapes, sizes ad colors are a common inspiration for they carry many properties of beauty.  The world beneath the water’s shore, visions of microscopic life and clusters of fungi in a forest are all important sources in my art making.  My work represents a desire for the exotic and the unknown.