My glass artwork is more about science than art, or at least it was in its beginning. I constantly experiment with the viscosity, plasticity, mass, and displacement of glass as a liquid, and the effects of time, heat, and gravity on hot glass. Glass is a great medium for experimenting because almost every variable of the creation process can be changed to reveal a completely different result.
After over a decade of experimenting, I created a body of work comprised of thin glass panels that deceive the brain into seeing a perceived depth that is not physically there. I purposefully use overlapping forms, gradients of tone similar to how a landscape fades due to distance, and the relative size of repeated forms to achieve the feeling of distance when you look at my art. I suppose a lot of that sounds like science but now I think the pursuit of this feeling requires a lot of art.