Materials: Cast Glass and Mixed Media Dimensions: 8.5"x 8.5"x2"
My grandmother, pictured in the imagery of this piece, was an extraordinary woman. Her beauty and vivacity remained untarnished until the day she succumbed to Alzheimer's, but the shell she found herself trapped in near the end of her life did not at all represent who she was inside. This piece embodies the contrast between our physical selves as we age and the ideal of beauty and youth we can never relinquish.
Deeper Than Skin, 2016 (Back)
Materials: Cast Glass and Mixed Media Dimensions: 8.5"x8.5"x2"
Found Dining Table, Hand Dyed Laced Tablecloth, Screen Printed Kiln-Formed-Glass Plates, Found Altered Plates, Lube, Screen Printed Napkins, Cock Rings, Etched Glass Bottle
Spread is an installation of a dining table set for an elegant evening. All the accoutrements are in place for a civilized meal with refined company. Only upon closer inspection does one perceive that the plate pattern is composed of pornography, the explicitly printed napkins are bound with cock rings, and every detail is in some way obscene. This environment was built specifically for a performance that challenged the viewer to confront the veneers of respectability we put on for the outside world, and more importantly the fact that what we try hardest to hide is only the merest scratch of the surface away.
Materials: Blown and Mirrored Glass, Hot Cast Glass Dimensions Vary
Hands full, juggling career and family and personal life, the modern woman is hectic to the point of seeming frigid. Myriad obligations and overcommitments pull us in too many directions, and all the while a little voice is whispering that if we pushed just a little harder, we truly could "have it all."
Materials: Cast Glass, Blown and Sandblasted Glass, Mixed Media Dimensions: 12"x5"D
Two sisters, holding hands. Their silhouettes combined with that of their parents enclose them. We see our children through a lens of our own experiences and hopes; witnessing our best and worst qualities emerging in our children's personalities is one of the bittersweet challenges of parenthood.