Sunday, January 29, 2012


I am interested in pattern, layering, transparency and storytelling

I love the speed of glass fusing... Painting, layering and firing...trying to get to the answer to the question... And never quite getting there.

I like how glass changes depending on what is behind it.

I am a person of few words, I have always felt uncomfortable with language, either verbal or written. Yet I love language, I love to listen and to read. My voice comes out mostly in my work, it is often laced with metaphors and illusions but it is also straight forward.

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


These panels are 9 feet by 4 feet in total!
I think the top way is the way they should be displayed. They are in route to DC now.

I am going home now- hopefully my children will agree to popcorn for dinner!?!

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Friday, January 20, 2012


The third piece is done, well ... Needs grouting
And the 4th and final piece is under way...

I am beyond tired and extremely grateful to good friends who have come and filled in the white pieces ... Those are my favorite!

This is the smallest only 4 feet by 30 inches!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

mosaic number two!

Yesterday being Martin Luther King Day I really did not want to work all day and my kids were at home so I felt guilty leaving them alone. To appease my guilt I only worked 4 hours and while working I watched Black in Latin America, its a four part series by Henry Louis Gates. In which he travels to Latin America in search of its African roots. When my father was alive he was very interested in Brazil and he studied Portuguese in College We never really talked about it but I believe he was interested in this too. This series of mosaics are for a Mexican Restaurant, I am combining my African culture and my memories of living in Mexico together. Can you see them? Then I went home and we made black bean empanadas and talked about my Dad and his role in the civil rights movement. Thanks Dad and thanks Martin Luther King it was a great way to honor you!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Going for the undoable!

I was given a rapid fire commission 4 large mosaics to be installed in Florida

In two's a much longer story but not interesting... And involves too much complaining on my part.. Wheeeeee!!!

Here is the first one finished, sans grout!

It's 4 x 3

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Huipil memories

Long ago I used to live in Oaxaca, Mexico...

I am enjoying these little simple exercises in line drawing on glass- no thinking, no pre-planning, no erasing and no judging...

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

It's something about glass....

I am not certain why I can't just paint on canvas or draw on paper

Instead I need the alchemy of glass, it's more expensive, it takes more time and sometimes it explodes...

Friday, January 6, 2012

still at it/ back at it!

After a lovely week in Northern Minnesota where it still snows...
I am home mostly doing paper work but trying to squeeze in a little art work,
these are small glass tiles 5 x 4. I so wish it was not so difficult to shoot glass...grrr to much glare!