The work I am currently exploring is inspired by nature, textiles, travel, and architecture. More specifically patterns. Being an artist and world traveler, I look at the world around me and how it could be translated to glass.
Much of my inspiration comes from photographs I have taken or my travels. I tend to look at one micro aspect of and object and see how that small piece could be used in repetition to create an overall pattern.
An example would be looking at one single coral in the ocean and repeating its colors and shape over and over again to make a large glass tile. This tile will later be rolled up hot around a glass bubble or collar to make large vessel. I use the blown glass process to create a 3 dimensional canvas for my murrine and pattern to be displayed. This is similar to how coral would grow on the surface of live rock in the ocean.