"My distinctive style is created from blown glass, fused glass, and metal. I create larger-scale sculptures, typically for the wall. I enjoy the juxtaposition of using these mediums: the way the strong, industrial and durable nature of metal can work in harmony with the fragile, organic nature of glass.”
"My designs swirl with layers of arresting hues. An integral part of my work is the sinuous line. I will often sketch out a spontaneously fluid design, and then translate that into metal"
"All my sculptures begin with a sketch. Someone once told me, “if you can't draw it, you can't make it.” All the mechanics of the piece are figured out on paper before I begin."
"I love that the possibilities of glass are endless — there is always more to explore."
"Many times when we are installing artwork in a commercial setting, people will come by, stop and stare with their mouths agape, and say “WOW that is amazing!” This is really fun for me to hear! People often assume that a man has fabricated the metal for me. When I tell them that I made the whole thing by myself, they are surprised."
"I want to remind people to really pay attention and see the beauty in the ordinary, and as they are observing, to pivot from the tensions of the day and to breathe in nature and be revived."
"I will always be creating larger wall sculptures. I welcome challenges that encourage me to innovate, and am always striving to push the boundaries of what I can accomplish."
"There is so much negativity and division in the world today. I want my artwork to be uplifting, joyful and encouraging to those who view it. I want it to bring unity, have a healing effect on people and inspire optimism."