As a designer and craftsperson of custom windows, I am attuned to details, clients’ needs, architectural space, Atmosphere, light. I am honored to contribute to designed spaces where people gather, live and spend time. Homes and businesses built with artistic details are a celebration of individuality, vitality and craftsmanship.
As an artist, I find the stained glass technique to be the most effective medium for expressing my ideas. It is an art form and process laden with traditional associations- churches, kitsch and hobby art – and is therefore ripe for distortion. My work is largely inspired by contradiction: tough and fragile, spontaneous and contrived, naivety and experience. I believe these themes reveal the humor and complexity of experience and perception, and therefore become an honest representation of life. Also a reflection of how experiences alter and shape us.
Until I was 8, I spent 3 months every summer in Massachusetts. These summers were spent catching snakes, eating wild berries, swimming in a river, picking wildflowers, going to the country fair. We lived in a 100 yr old farmhouse. When I was not in the country, I lived a few blocks from the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. I spent my early exploring years sneaking into the attic and onto the roof of the Cathedral. This was before heightened security and locked doors. I see now what an amazing playground this was! The light and expanse of space was epic. The Cathedral houses 231 stained glass windows.