Artist’s Statement

All my works -- whether they are small or large, destined for public institutions or private residences, for galleries or museums, for religious or commercial use – are expressions of my view of the world and my feelings about it, of my understanding about my place in it and that of other people, and to the world of.art.

I am drawn to balance and harmony in the world and in my compositions, and I try to express a feeling of happiness, a goal to which I aspire in life and in art. I don't feel that I have to be bound by preconceptions or presumptions as to what art or glass art in particular should be.

On the other hand I generally like people and want to create for them works of art that give them enjoyment.  I work well with people and honor their input when possible.

I also believe in humor, sometimes irreverent, and I love modern art insofar as it conveys a new feeling of freedom and space. I identify with that, and think that my best works give people a lot of room to breathe.

My work is deceptively simple. What I am trying to do is distill out a lot of the noise that surrounds us all and create works that are accessible, and even aesthetic.