I drove to the City of Brea Gallery for the 4th annual Clay and Glass Biennial.
I brought panels of star-fire glass, sand-carved, engraved; held in custom walnut stands. The faces appear sculptural due to the depth of the carving. Wing-like and plant-like structures surround the faces. They represent receptors, serving to send and receive signals. They give form to sensory abilities.
My focus is changing from the object to the atmosphere surrounding the object, in this case the face. As the face or image grows smaller, the surrounding atmosphere is becoming larger.
My work supports acts of personal heroism, challenges and and rites of passage. It recognizes logic and choice while pondering consciousness and beyond. It looks at the human being in nature, time and eventual culmination.
The work reflects on letting go, impermanence and transformation.
Click below to see the glass carvings. They are at the City of Brea Gallery until Sept 15th.
* Catch and Release
I was pleased to be invited with Maria De Castro, Julia Feld, Bob Pool, Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend Treg & Candace Silkwood
Click for the: full list of artists
My thanks to
Christina Mercer, Gallery Director and Heather Bowling, Exhibitions and Program Manager and Ariana Foster, Exhibitions Coordinator as well as the ceramacist, Beverly Christ who worked with the gallery to organize the show:
christinamm @ cityofbrea.net City of Brea Gallery
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.