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Box of Birds (Blog)

I am an American artist living and working between Illinois, USA and New Zealand, currently I am an MFA Glass candidate at Southern Illinois University.   I use a range of mediums for my work but my focus is mostly in lost wax cast crystal.  

______ work, 2016

“_______ work” is a six-hour endurance performance drawing and installation I executed at the Vergette Gallery here at Southern Illinois University in the fall of 2016.  The installation included a paper I patch worked together from tracing paper and wheat paste to the specific dimensions of the far wall of the gallery, 10 x 13 feet, three blown glass sculptures mounted to the walls of the gallery, and an armchair.  The blown glass sculptures are abstract, organic, forms encrusted with glass nipples moulded from my own, and inlayed with mirror.  Similarly, the repeated circular marks drawn in the performance are representative of nipples.

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