Material History

Breath Traces

Truth of Values Relating to Perception

Clay and Glass Series

  Material History


Mother's Colors
Glass, Wood, Silver and Gold that had been worn by the artist's mother / 80 x 84 x 4 / Available

Blown and slumped glass, Silver and gold from jewelry that had belonged to the artist's mother in the form of coloration in the glass, Wood, Paint 

 

This piece embodies the concept of material history by focusing on the metal that is used to color the glass panes.  Color in glass is generally created by melting metals into to glass, different metals create different colors.  In this piece, the browns and golds were created by burning silver and gold respectively, metals that came from jewelry that had been worn by my mother.  To create this piece, the jewelry pieces had to be destroyed.  This fact incorporates another conceptual interest that unites my work:the hidden destruction that is bound to any act of creation.

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