Statement

I have a deep affection for factory buildings.  Many of us in my generation grew up with them as a backdrop to our communities, and many of us had family who worked in them, their opportunity to give their offspring a leg up on the American dream.

As manufacturing left our neighborhoods and our country, these factories, once the focal point of our communities became hulking moldering behemoths, relics to a more productive era, their abandonment a symbol of our collective economic loss.

In an effort to pay tribute to this era of pride and hopefulness I scavenge wire glass windows from buildings on the brink of demolition or transformation to new use.  Wire glass is an excellent medium to evoke a frozen moment in time and action.  I add found elements, abandoned, broken or precious, to create a snapshot of an instant in time.

Flotsam splash
2009
Wire glass, metal
BUY
$600.00
12"w x 19"L x 6"h
Fused wire glass, Murano glass and wildfire glass fragment.
Flotsam wave
2009
Wire glass, metal, glass, glass paint
BUY
$600.00
15"w x 21"L x 5"h
Fused wire glass, with Murano glass, glass rods and paints and ambrotype glass photo negative additions.
Flotsam
2009
Glass, metal, lucite
$600.00
19" diameter x 6" h
Fused wire glass with Murano glass, ambrotype glass photo negative and acrylic additions.
Flotsam and Jetsam
2008
Wire glass, Murano glass
4” h x 17” diameter x .5” thick (irregular)
Fused wire glass with Murano glass additions.
I Swam Too Close to the Sun
2008
Glass, wire glass, metal, Murano glass, ambrotype
17.5” h x 31.5” w x 6.5” d
Fused glass with metal, Murano glass and ambrotype glass photo negative additions.
Wing plate
2009
Wire glass, Murano glass
$200.00
12" x 12"
Wire glass with Murano glass additions.
Web plate
2009
Wire glass, Murano glass, ambrotye
$200.00
12" x 12"
Fused wire glass with Murano glass beads and ambrotype glass photo negative additions.
Phoenix Rising
2008
Glass, wire glass, metal
12" x 12"
Fused glass with wire glass and glass fragments and metal additions.
Drama Kings
2008
Glass, wire glass, metal
12" x 12"
Fused glass with wire glass fragments and metal.
Nimbus Ninnies
2008
Glass, wire glass, metal
12" x 12"`
Fused glass with wire glass fragments and metal additions.