My fused glass landscapes are composed of multi-layered clear sheet glass, and colored crushed glass called frit. I use a torch to form strings of glass to include in the compositions. They are all glass with no paint involved. The artwork undergoes multiple kiln firings, with repeated applications of sheet glass, frit, and stringers. The result is a one inch thick slab of glass, with a 3 dimensional effect. Finally, they are slump-fired to achieve a free standing shape.
It’s my intent to render the beauty of God’s creation into glass. My interpretation of nature is focused more on emotion than reality. I want the viewer to cross a threshold into a place of peaceful reflection, escaping the present moment.