Portfolio > Sewn Glass Series

White Cane Sewn Glass Series
blown/coldworked glass, waxed linen thread
2014
#1
blown/sandblasted glass and fiber
2009
#1 detail
blown/sandblasted glass and fiber
2009
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blown/sandblasted glass and fiber
2009
#2 detail
blown/sandblasted glass and fiber
2009
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blown/sandblasted glass and fiber
2009
#3 detail
blown/sandblasted glass and fiber
2009
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blown/sandblasted glass and fiber
2009
#4 detail
blown/sandblasted glass and fiber
2009
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blown/sandblasted glass and fiber
2009
#5 detail
blown/sandblasted glass and fiber
2009
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blown/sandblasted glass and fiber
2009
#6 detail
blown/sandblasted glass and fiber
2009
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blown/sandblasted glass and fiber
2009
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blown/sandblasted glass and fiber
2009
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blown/sandblasted glass and fiber
2009
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blown/sandblasted glass and fiber
2009
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blown/sandblasted glass and fiber
2009
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blown/sandblasted glass and fiber
2012
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blown/sandblasted glass and fiber
2009
#10 detail
blown/sandblasted glass and fiber
2009

These pieces have been created through my central question: how do people repair themselves emotionally? When an experience wounds you profoundly, how do you heal?

This body of work is my attempt to figure this out. These forms have had pieces blasted away, but their “wounds” are being filled with other materials; this is how healing happens. After something profoundly life-altering, one never returns to so-called “normality,” but adapts to the experience and accepts it into a vast catalogue of incidents and events, then moves on with both knowledge and the capacity for change.

These new materials complete their existence. I am using these glass canvases to create random patterns of beauty and uniqueness, and to explore the ensuing disruption that is created when the pieces are sandblasted. The physical act of sewing these fragments back together, or filling the sandblasted sections with woven sections, is intrinsic to the idea. I use glass and thread because of the fragility and the strength both can exemplify.