Glass is a unique medium because it can colour, shape, bend and reflect light. In it's purest form as clear glass it is invisible, seen only by its effect on the light that passes through it.
I am intrigued by the limitless possibilities with colour and pattern that are possible using murrine ( slices of coloured glass). The process of consciously composing complex and intricate tessellating patterns in two dimensions, before expanding these into a three dimensional blown form is breathtaking and exhilarating at the same time.
I like the analogy with music: the spectrum is like an octave, and colours are like musical notes. When consciously arranged in a harmonious composition, beautiful music for the eyes can arise in glass via the interplay of light with pattern, colour and form.
The impetus behind my work is the joy I derive in creating new and unique pieces as I explore this infinite area. My work is a documentation of my exploration of glass as well as my attempt to make beautiful music along the way.