Breathing Life Through Glass with Color & Light
My journey into photography with glass began when I first observed the way the rays of the sun penetrated and traveled through a rose bowl my windowsill. The unique qualities of glass, its transparency and its potential for refracting and reflecting light, have held a magical fascination for me ever since.
This led to an exploration of projecting light through colored glass vases, as well as illuminating glass with color ink mixed in water. I then began to layer other glass objects in different shapes, colors, and sizes, which I found in antique stores and markets to create dimension and depth.
By photographing different versions of the way the light moves, I conduct a photographic dialogue with the glass, revealing a pictorial world steeped in radiance. The result is the transformation of an ordinary object into a jewel-like receptacle for light. By using the consistency of tungsten lights as opposed to flash, I discovered I was able to re-create the continuous quality of sunlight in my studio at night. I began to shine this light on flowers, glass, and other objects according to my projects. I continue to explore my mind's endless imagination, tapping into my subconscious through the camera, going beyond the concrete toward an infinite space, the mystical and the unseen.
Everything becomes transparent to me through the eye of my camera. I photograph what I experience as it's happening and when I confront the image it's like awakening from a dream and I see it in full consciousness. I conduct an ongoing dialogue with glass and reveal a pictorial world steeped with light, color, and magic.