Landscapes in Light and Glass
Using glass, stone, metal and water (sometimes metaphorical water), these “landscapes in light and glass” narrative and contemplative sculptures to bring vast landscapes indoors. Light is important to me: fiber optics, LED, incandescent, or ambient. The pedestal of the landscape is carefully designed as an integral part of the whole sculpture.
I have a strong sense of place. These pieces reflect memories and visions of an environment special to me. Some of these pieces are prototypes for walk-through landscapes.
All the News That’s Fit to Print
When I moved to California from the east coast, I thought most of the east coast news must have gotten caught on a fence on the Continental Divide. Here it is, caught. Materials: Slumped white drapery glass, gravel, granite rods and porphyry mountains. Lit from within. Metal canister pedestal.
Looking West at Sunset
Inspired by a sunset seen through bare winter trees. Materials: Glass rods, plate glass, gravel, rocks, sandblasted flat glass, and palm fibers, with sheet steel surround. Lit by LEDs on a programmable sequencer.
Inspired by a visit to Ryoanji Zen garden in Kyoto. Materials: Plate glass columns set in a landscape of gravel, stones and slate. Glass is cut, sandblasted and laminated. Lit from within. Bamboo wood pedestal.
First Light, Beside the Pond
Abstracted from view out the window of early morning mist on the pond, on September 11, 2001. The attacks had not yet happened. It was one of those magical moments. Materials: Plate glass, airbrushed and slumped; palm fibers, porphyry rocks, gravel, on glass with ambient lighting. Driftwood pedestal.