Started working in glass in 1978 in Albinas Elskus Studio , New York, NY. Has worked in glass in California for 34 years.
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Thomas Merton
My work is part of a process that articulates a connection to something greater than myself and through various materials brings that into consciousness. I am a San Francisco based artist who has been working with glass, in its myriad forms, for over 30 years. I have also created installations using glass, grass and earth. Many of my pieces express a strong connection to the earth and the need to be mindful of that. I have been working with recycled materials for many years. In 2000, I was awarded a residency at the Sanitary Fill Company, aka the garbage dump. There I put together a body of work that allowed me to go to graduate school to continue my explorations in glass. I received my MFA from CCA in 2004. In 2005, I was awarded a commission, in collaboration with Linda Raynsford for the Glen Park Public Library. Together, we created a glass and metal sculpture on an 8.5’ x 24’ entry wall. This sculptural wall relief told the story of the park and the people that helped shape it. Since then I have worked on several other public art commissions for hospitals throughout California and continue to create autonomous pieces as well. I teach glass classes in my studio and love inspiring the creative process in people.