My work is centered around the idea that all things are malleable - like glass - and that nothing can be permanently defined. My experimental sculptures in glass are therefore not only an approach, but also a statement. - One that states never to get caught up in restrictive norms or to obey established hierarchies. The work plays with possibilities within materials and the results often goes against classic understandings of what glass is and can do.
I enjoy challenging the conventional rules of how to approach a craft medium as a reminder that one can always do something different from the ordinary. I have come to care deeply for an investigative and experimental approach, wherein every journey begins without a specific end-goal. Often, I describe my process as an ongoing conversation where I try to listen and observe, in order to learn something new about glass.
I believe the work from Soft Series perfectly encapsulates the hidden wonders within glass. It shows us glass’s ability to be simultaneously clear and opaque, as well as appear soft while indeed hard.