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The Effect of Light
Within the layers of glass the smallest elemental container is presented to hold an "essence or truth" or imagined myth. Absorbed light within the glass animates the object. The fluid quality of glass is celebrated as colors shift and change from one section, or bowl to the next. I utilize glass because of its capabilities to absorb and transmit light. While a painter may simulate light effects, as a sculptor in glass, I can utilize the absorption of light as one of the attributes of my material. My glass work is primarily translucent, encapsulating light which animates the object. I also appreciate the effects of natural light, which shifts and changes with the time of day or in various weather conditions. The change of light effects the "demeanor" of the object, creating a moodiness or "personality shift."