Triognal Crystal Dimension 44” x 39” x 31” Finished piece shipped off to Schantz Gallery for show at Chesterwood for 3 months. here is the piece in place: Here is the statement I wrote for the show: Trigonal Crystal This piece is part of a new series exploring trigonal crystal systems (like quartz). As an artist, I am attracted to different manners of organic growth, customarily I utilize a glass hexagonal building block to create organic, flowing forms; in this case I am describing a six sided, hemimorphic crystal formation, inspired by my experience visiting Joshua Tree last fall. Within a framework of bronze plated steel each individual glass ‘Hollow Murrine’ unit is connected to the next only by the copper wire linking them together. The individual pieces are made by blowing colored glass into an hexagonal steel moId, cutting the tubing up and fire polishing it in a kiln. In my application of the units to the metal framework, I placed the color of the desert sky onto the form of the quartz crystal in a wash of opaque white ranging to intense transparent blue.
Salutations! I am currently teaching for the fall at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Of course this is exciting for me as I am an island girl – although much removed in my adult years – it is really good to be close to the water again! here is a blog post about my teaching here at UH – check it out! and an announcement for a lecture that I will be giving this Monday at the Linekona Arts Center.
So exciting – I have finally got the catalogs in hand!!!!! I will do my best to get them out early next week to my staunch Kickstarter supporters as I am still waiting for the show cards! They look so beautiful and I am so very thankful to everyone’s pledges for this project! It would not have happened without you – really! I have about a week until the opening and I am still busy getting work finished to take to the photographer’s this coming weekend! Here is the image of the show card and then a taste of the catalog in the form of a poem in it by Stewart Kestenbaum. If you would like to purchase one please click on the link below http://tinyurl.com/4ewtqwj