Glass-on-glass mosaics have been my focus for the last half-decade. I'd previously worked with paint and collage, but the vibrancy and textures of glass were an inspiration. Each sheet of the material has its own unique character: royal glow, flat shine, smoky haze, bold markings, subliminal swirls -- it's all found in the glass, all ingredients with which I improvise, making balanced and bright one-of-a-kind pieces.
I draw from the beauty, color and patterns found in nature -- flowers, rocks, seashells, sunsets, autumn foliage -- and make each mosaic by choosing a color palette and then working spontaneously, letting the piece evolve. I cut the glass by hand and love the meditative process of finding the flow and balance between the shapes and hues.
The finished mosaics, hung in a window, feel alive: during the day, as the shifting natural light shines through, new highlights emerge, and the reflection of the piece into the room creates a magical glow that changes from moment to moment. I create my calming, kaleidoscopic pieces to interact with the warmth of the sun, transforming that light to add beauty and joy to any space.
Photography by Brandi Ediss