I collect geographic and botanical information from my environment and re-form it into intimate, hand-held pieces
The Botanical Series
The Botanicals Series is an investigation into the ecology of site. Playing between plaster castings and Kiln casting glass, these experiments are a 'collection' of locations based on their botanical information.
This series involves small renditions of geographic landscapes- a rock face of Whistler or the Tidal Sand Patterns found on the beach in New Zealand. They are first captured photographically, their locations noted, and then created in PLA plastic through a 3D printer. I then work with these 'models' and mold-making techniques to create the Cast-Glass. Their scale is reminiscent of early paperweights, and the viewer can hold the mystery and magic of a location in their hand. This series of work is wall mounted.
In this series the work is freestanding. It focuses on blending together two geographic formations into one piece. They are also meant to be reminiscent of the early paperweights and the high polished middle sections reveals the interior landscapes of the locations.