The concept of memory is a continual exploration for me, both in my work and day-to-day life. As I watch with awe when my children encounter new experiences it evokes thoughts of the past and I reflect on my own childhood. Why do we remember certain experiences and not others? How does our perception of a particular memory change over time? Do our memories compile into a singular complex thought pattern which gives context to who we are or does each event stand alone?
Memory, experience and play are embedded in my work. Small single glass components are fused together connecting each one, creating harmony while maintaining the uniqueness of each component; through this technique layers and patterns are created, allowing space and color to play a role in the context of memory. Space between the individual sections embodies time and gaps in memory. The frames of color highlight the vividness of memory and the complexity of the pattern symbolizes the memory itself and how cherished it has become.
My creations incorporate my playful nature. The integrated color choices and patterns along with the forms I create are intended to suggest youth. Simplistic forms and shapes are also an important theme in my current series bringing us back to our earliest memories.
My family largely inspires my work. I strive to capture significant moments in our lives that I wish to hold onto. What is frozen through glass is a moment in time, articulated eternally, locked in place and never repeated. Glass is delicate but able to withstand change through heat, wear and erosion. It is a fully dimensional snapshot into life and the interconnected nature of humanity depicted in something so hard yet so fragile.