Sculptures working on Hypocrisy and Environmental issues.
All the work I make is made from waste glass. From my perspective I would find it very difficult to communicate my thoughts on our society and natural environment in another way. The studio is also striving to become 100% Green, not only in material use, but also in the energy water use and equipment. It’s not just about making sculptures that raise awareness for our environment and our perceptions, its about making work that makes sense on as many levels as possible.
I am constantly searching for ways to understand how we as humans interact with each other. I have come to realize that glassblowing aids me with this in that I can visualize these interactions in the products I make, and more importantly in the process I follow where I invite people to be a part of the glass forming process. The path I am exploring now is very much set into working with “captured moments”. Using photography and decal techniques I can essentially place an object in time, and give it a nostalgic direction or place it in an associative context. Through my work I aim to work on a more in depth level on issues like Hypocrisy. The way we perceive and present ourselves is at the moment closely tied to a growing global and environmental awareness. We are, to a large extent, aiming to be better than we are, collectively.