I make handmade glass rods/fibers that reference fiber optics but form a synthesis with glass, sculpture and color field painting to recapture the amorphous properties of the material. With these hand colored and shaped glass rods I hope to recapture the historical associations that the material has long had with color and optics. When I place many rods of various lengths, thicknesses and tints together they become a formless murmur of light and color much like the light experienced in the earliest moment of a sunrise. I want the viewer to gain recognition of the more organic experience of vitrified light and color that rods can provide. Simple interventions to the traditional design of fiber opticsallows for work that creates a tension between sculptural form and subtle phenomena through the interplay of light and visual perception.

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