Artist

I tried but I could not escape it – this path of art making. It has led me through chaos and order:
to joy, exhilaration and back again. It caused me to make some not-so-rational decisions, an
early example was quitting my day job in order to focus on making my artwork. In order to
afford this, I .....


I tried but I could not escape it – this path of art making. It has led me through chaos and order:
to joy, exhilaration and back again. It caused me to make some not-so-rational decisions, an
early example was quitting my day job in order to focus on making my artwork. In order to
afford this, I had to live in my studio, a derelict warehouse on the bad side of the city and dress
like a street person so I wouldn’t be harassed…

The reality is it’s an alternative lifestyle and that you have to survive like anyone else. If you
desire to make your artwork your livelihood, you have to find a way to make this viable and you
must be accountable. Making blown glass sculpture requires a hired, skillful team arriving at my
studio early in the morning. I have to “show up” whether or not my muse did.

It has been a life of risks, and of feeling so deeply and of beauty so overwhelming it has brought
me to tears. If I had the choice to start my life over, you would still see me here. Each moment is
a gift.

See, Swan is a meditation on perception, impermanence and this fragile existence. The poem
below was a catalyst for the piece.

And did you see it, finally, just under the clouds –
A white cross Streaming across the sky, its feet
Like black leaves, its wings Like the stretching light of the river?
And did you feel it, in your heart, how it pertained to everything?
And have you too finally figured out what beauty is for?
And have you changed your life?
– Mary Oliver

Join us!

Habatat Glass invites you to celebrate the
47th year of our International Glass Exhibition.

We are extremely proud to have founded the oldest and largest annual glass exhibition in the world.
Grand Opening: Saturday, May 4th at 8:00pm | Exhibition: May 4th – July 5th