You've been selected, get to work!
Mid June I was happy to be selected for a grant for the work I am captivated by with a prod to get to work for the upcoming exhibit. The official opening at the Morris Graves Museum is August 7 from 6 - 9. It's both a beautiful building and exhibit space and I'm eager to participate as well as see what the other artists create. It will reflect our experience going through Covid on our lives and art as we begin to reemerge. If I look at the best part of my experience, it is the daily walks I took with my husband on the beautiful trails. The intensity of the outdoors was marked in contrast to the necessity of remaining indoors and removed from others. Nature seemed more saturated in color, hue, smell and feel. I'd come home carrying its vibrance, whether from the sights of egrets flying or transfixed by mud flats in a low tide. I sketched, wrote poems, created glass and put it all together.
Art, Glass & Life
I'm a sculptor working in glass. I look at life metaphorically. This led to writing poetry and an exploration of its possibilities in glass. Poetry allows the inclusion of small bits and pieces of life, the way glass allows the fusion of small bits of color. Together they've become a powerful part of my life that I'm happy to share with you here.