Artist Statement:

I have been working in glass for 43 years. Glass is a unique material where light has a natural voice, which gives rise to qualities of color and form that are unique to glass. The weight, luminosity and refractive volume of glass creates a structure for color and light. I have worked for years to understand luminosity, opacity and transparency. I was born and raised near Corning, New York. Glass is part of me. I follow a path that is an evolving, continual dialogue between myself and the material. My sculptures are streamlined forms that strive to convey, within abstract form, a memory of feeling and emotion.

I have received two fellowships from the Creative Glass Center in Millville, New Jersey and have completed private and public commissions. My work has been featured in numerous galleries, as well as national and international expositions, since 1979. My sculpture is included in the permanent collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Museum of American Glass, Merck & Co., Tropicana Products and Centeon Pharmaceutical as well as many private collections. My sculpture is featured in the books: The Sculpture Reference by Arthur Williams, Women Working in Glass by Lucartha Kohler, Glass Art from Urban Glass by Richard Yelle and Art Glass today 2 by Sandra Korinchak.