Reconstructed Memories

 

Growing up, the conclusion of summer meant the arrival of the Monarch butterflies.  In my mind they were the sign of something new.  I began to see them as the symbol of letting go of the past and embracing the future. 

In my current work I find myself creating small cast figures that have become stylized self-portraits.  These figures are representational glimpses of the things that have lingered in my mind.  I capture the emotions within moment of time. I find myself confronting parts of my past that I wish to forget and holding on to things I should have let go of long ago.  With these figures the little monarch that is often the accomplice to the girl becomes my personal little symbol of freedom and change; of the ability to let go of the things that are not meant to remain in our lives.  They are symbolic to the things will go on and the fresh starts. 

Precarious Situations We Build
Precarious Situations We Build

Kiln cast and cold worked glass 4" x 3.5" x 5.5" 2019

Waiting for What Comes Next, Looking Back to What Came Last
Waiting for What Comes Next, Looking Back to What Came Last

Kiln cast glass with dye oxide patinas 8.75" x 5.5" x 4.5" 2019

Standing on the Edge of What I Think I Know
Standing on the Edge of What I Think I Know

Standing on the Edge of What I Think I Know Kiln Cast Glass 15.5"x 6"x 8" 2017

Relentlessly Questioning
Relentlessly Questioning

Kiln cast and flame worked glass, sterling silver 3.75"x 4.75"x 3.5" 2017

Morning Indulgence
Morning Indulgence

Kiln cast glass 6.25"x 5.5"x 2.75" 2017

Makanda Memories
Makanda Memories

Kiln cast glass 4.5"x 5.25"x 3.25" 2017

Dissociative Burden
Dissociative Burden

Kiln cast glass 8.76"x 4.5"x 3.5" 2017

Dissociative Burden (Back)
Dissociative Burden (Back)

Kiln cast glass 8.76"x 4.5"x 3.5" 2017

Conversation with a Memory | Memory of a Conversation
Conversation with a Memory | Memory of a Conversation

Conversation with a Memory | Memory of a Conversation Kiln cast glass 16.5"x 22"x 6.75" 2017

Conversation with a Memory | Memory of a Conversation
Conversation with a Memory | Memory of a Conversation

Kiln cast glass 16.5"x 22"x 6.75" 2017

The Girl in the Grass
The Girl in the Grass

Kiln cast glass, mixed media 6"x 10.5"x 10.5" 2017

The Girl in the Grass (Detail)
The Girl in the Grass (Detail)

Kiln cast glass, mixed media 6"x 10.5"x 10.5" 2017

Lingering Expression
Lingering Expression

Kiln cast glass 3.5"x 4"x 3" 2017

Surface Flaws
Surface Flaws

Cast glass 2"x 5"x 3" 2016

Wilted Memories
Wilted Memories

Cast and flame worked glass, sterling silver 9.25"x3.5"x3.5" 2016

Thinking About Dreaming
Thinking About Dreaming

Cast glass 3.5"x 4"x 3" 2016

Delicate Topic
Delicate Topic

Cast and Kiln formed glass 3.5"x 3"x 4.5" 2015

Linger
Linger

Cast and Kiln formed glass 4"x 4"x 3" 2015

Reflecting on Potential
Reflecting on Potential

Cast glass, flame worked glass 6.5"x 3"x 2.3" (Figure) 2015

Reflecting on Potential (Detail)
Reflecting on Potential (Detail)

Cast glass, flame worked glass 6.5"x 3"x 2.3" (Figure) 2015

Well Wishings
Well Wishings

Cast glass, bronze 36"x 7"x 5.5" (Well) 5" x 3.5" x 3.75" (Figure) 2015

Well Wishings (Detail)
Well Wishings (Detail)

Cast glass, bronze 36"x 7"x 5.5" (Well) 5" x 3.5" x 3.75" (Figure) 2015

Hand-me-Down Memories
Hand-me-Down Memories

Cast glass, paper, copper 9.25"x3.5"x3.5" 2014

Quietly Contemplating Perspective
Quietly Contemplating Perspective

Cast glass 7.4"x4"x4" 2014

Distorted Perception
Distorted Perception

Cast glass, bronze, resin 1"x 33"x 5" (water) 3.5" x 23"x 5" (dock) 1.25"x 10"x 5"(girl) 2014

Distorted Perception (Detail)
Distorted Perception (Detail)

Cast glass, bronze, resin 1"x 33"x 5" (water) 3.5" x 23"x 5" (dock) 1.25"x10"x 5"(girl) 2014

Distorted Perception (Detail)
Distorted Perception (Detail)

Cast glass, bronze, resin 1"x 33"x 5" (water) 3.5" x 23"x 5" (dock) 1.25"x 10"x 5"(girl) 2014

Lost in a Little World
Lost in a Little World

Cast, kiln formed, flamed worked glass 5" x 2" x 5" 2014

Lost in a Little World (Detail)
Lost in a Little World (Detail)

Cast, kiln formed, flamed worked glass 5" x 2" x 5" 2014

Knitting in Circles
Knitting in Circles

Cast glass 4"x 6.5"x 4.75" 2013

It's Not as Easy as Just Letting Go
It's Not as Easy as Just Letting Go

Cast glass, brass, string 5" x 7" x 4" (figure size) 2013

Its Not as East as Just Letting Go
Its Not as East as Just Letting Go

Cast glass, brass, string 5" x 7" x 4" (figure size) 2013