Autonomous

My sculptural work typically involves glass castings of everyday objects containing layered, floating drawings and texts.

The internal images are rendered on successive plates with vitreous enamels that are able to withstand the extremely high casting temperatures. The plates are stacked into molds lined with glass frit and cullet. The resulting mass is then slowly heated to the casting range in a way that discourages distortion of the liquid drawings/writings within.

The ice-based “Iceworks” series inverts familiar hot glass-making techniques such as casting, staining, laminating, and fusing. Water and organic matter were used to create site-specific images/objects in Frontenac Park. This work was made possible with the support of the Ontario Arts Council’s Chalmers Art Fellowship program, and was documented by filmmaker Adriana Monti, resulting in her short film, Icework.