Architectural Study

The transformation of industrial glass from function to form provides a snap shot into my creative practice. I take the found material and using craft based art glass techniques I open up the windows, expose the cut edge and in the process of assemblage create my own architecture. These structures, when lit like the lobbies of office towers, do not simply reflect their surroundings, but rather return some of the magical properties to the material by creating mysterious, sophisticated, three-dimensional shadows that reference the structures, yet exist as something completely separate. By cutting up the window I remove its designated function. By exposing the sharp, cut edge, the inherent fragility and imminent hazard of the material is re-experienced. By creating structures made out of these cut units of glass, I make large architecture models that reference the skyscrapers they were originally produced to service. 

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