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[Artist Statement]

One of my favorite things to see is sunlight shimmering on the sidewalk amongst the shadows of leaves; looking at the layers of slightly transparent, rustling tree leaves dancing with the breeze. My studio practice is invested in how glass can collaborate with other materials – light, metals, the human body – and how additional elements transform the depth in which we see the glass. Drawn to the infinite possibilities in this medium, my work manifests as material studies, sculpture, dance, and installation. I focus largely on accentuating the inherent qualities of glass and its interaction with other materials through experimentation. Observing how the transparency of glass is accentuated by light, how that effects the surroundings of the glass, and what the movement of the human body adds to all of this. Layers upon layers of processes that begin with the interaction between maker, tools, and material.