My sculptural work is inspired by vast urban landscapes. Architectural forms, both ancient and modern, provide a backdrop in the exploration of architecture and the vessel.

I like to imagine this body of work as buildings or structures, and their groupings to be modern urban landscapes. Each piece is made up of multiple parts that piece or fit together, to make a whole. Three different blown glass elements are created individually and interlock within each other to form a single vessel. Each whole then interacts with its neighbor, and through the layering of forms creates something even larger. Balance, symmetry, proportion and color are crucial in their configurations. The layering of multiple forms and color is akin to a skyline.

Each piece begins with a paper cut out of a vessel. The paper cut out is then visually broken down into three sections that are later blown separately and eventually stacked together. I discovered that the negative space on the paper, the by-product of the cut out, was exciting. This led me to develop the two-dimensional body of work I call Cut outs.

The approach in designing my functional work is to create decorative objects that are both purposeful and aesthetically pleasing. I want people to feel a sense of pleasure when using these pieces. A cocktail glass in its simplicity of form, with minimal color, will hopefully strike a perfect balance. The striped bowls with their concentric rings of color emphasize the fullness of the form. A mid-century tray filled with Mojito glasses, will transport the user to the past while they take satisfaction in the present.

Both the functional and sculptural work share many similarities in process and development. I feel that the growth of the work is the most fascinating part of the artistic process and it is what makes me excited to go back in the studio and create.