kiln-formed glass creation

Chasing The Sunset
15 x 28 x 5 in.
Kiln-formed glass
Available through the artist

There are times in my life as an artist when an idea pops into my head fairly fully formed — sometimes requiring some design tweaking, but essentially whole. This was NOT the case with Chasing The Sunset. Inspired by a sculptor friend’s work of five running horses, I spent many months — years, actually — with this design turning over periodically in my head before I was finally able to bring it to the point of creation.

Once I had the glass piece design mostly solidified, I realized that the presentation was critical — the display stand needed to be a part of the overall design. I have a blacksmith that has thus far never failed to produce whatever my mind can design and throw at him. With his contribution, I was able to present the piece in such a way that the horses are racing across the prairie toward the setting sun, traveling with such lightness and grace as to have air under their feet; the shadow cast by the late-day sun helps keep them tethered to the earth.

In all of my kiln-formed glass creations, I strive to capture a singular moment in time —something that, if you look again a second later, will be gone. While often abstract in nature, my work is still very much based on an image — most often an image in nature — that is fleeting and ephemeral. Capturing that moment, no matter how literal or abstract the result may be, marks that singular moment as something to be cherished.

I am looking forward to returning to the Sculpture in the Park show in Loveland, CO this August. You can find more info here:

I would love to connect with you! Please reach out through your favorite form of communication. Kiln-formed glass is not as familiar a medium to many people, and I love the opportunity to share my passion and answer questions. And if you are ever in Steamboat Springs in the Colorado mountains, contact me for a studio tour.

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Phone: 970-819-1362
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