Artist

The best way to describe my life is through my artwork. The concepts for the sculptures I create come
directly from my daily experiences and personal growth. They reflect how I perceive the world and the
things I feel are important. For example, my hanging figure series developed during a time in my life
when I was feeling .....


The best way to describe my life is through my artwork. The concepts for the sculptures I create come
directly from my daily experiences and personal growth. They reflect how I perceive the world and the
things I feel are important. For example, my hanging figure series developed during a time in my life
when I was feeling angry about being judged by appearance and objectified. Cast iron “meat hooks”
piercing beautiful often fragile-looking figures is obviously a protest against the shallowness of how we
perceive each other and the violence with which we treat each other, but I also intend the pieces as
inspiration to look beyond the surface to the beauty revealed within.
My next series, the winged figures, came about shortly after I met the man who is now my husband. Our
relationship made me feel like the hooks were being removed and wings were growing in their place.
Our love created joy, strength and confidence in my life and me.
My newest series reflects a couple of dimensions of my life. One is my connection to nature. Living in
the Dolomite mountains just north of Venice, Italy, has made nature a huge part of my life. It brings me
calmness and serenity and I spend lots of time rock climbing and hiking with my husband. It also makes
me reflect on how important a connection with nature is to humanity and how important it is for us to
embrace and protect the natural world. Also, as I get older, I increasingly appreciate the shades of gray
in life. In my most recent work I have been exploring the expressive potential of human faces and hands
to delve into more subtle emotions such as tenderness, compassion, regret and fading innocence.
All of these emotions and concepts permeate my work. I feel blessed to be able to discuss these things
with the world in such a powerful and well-received way. I love what I do every day. Whether rock
climbing in the Dolomites, blowing glass with my incredible team in Murano, Italy, or traveling the world
doing fine art exhibitions and hot glass demonstrations, this artist’s life is a one full of passion and
fulfillment.

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