I love dense, complicated patterns. For the last couple of years the inspiration for my stained glass panels has come mostly from fabrics and textiles; vintage Japanese kimonos, but also vintage fabrics from France, Turkey and all over the world. I’m also inspired by tiny, complex Ukrainian Easter eggs and the artwork of turn of the century botanical artist Ernst Haeckel. He was able to take natural forms and turn them into jewels: a sea urchin into a Fabrige egg.
I am always trying to cram as many colors and designs as possible into each of my panels, and sandblasting, glass painting, and double layering allows me to decorate each piece of glass beyond its innate color.
I enjoy experimenting with color, form and light. Exploring how complex and colorful I can make each piece of glass in each of my panels is at once challenging and very satisfying.