Artist Statement


My work has always been inspired by nature and its inhabitants. I attempt to highlight the inextricability of the human and natural worlds by juxtaposing elements of each within a single arrangement. In creating conceptually fantastic creatures, linked and in interaction with natural elements, I reinvent considerations of anthropomorphic and mythological iconography. This combining of the familiar and the unfamiliar results in forms that are at times unsettling to the viewer. The fascinating potentials of modelling cast glass narrative compositions are enhanced by the reflective and translucent qualities of glass as a material. I have worked with glass in its kiln glass form for more than a decade, and I have been a resident artist at Loretta Studios and Gallery in Ottawa, since 2015, where I have established my glass practice and teach glass casting.