Installations

"Dawn's Early Light " 8'x3' Fused Glass Sculpture

Commissioned by Community Foundation for San Benito County, this fused glass art sculpture was installed in the lobby of their new building in downtown Hollister, CA. Aptly named The Epicenter Building, it houses the Foundation and several other non profits. The Epicenter Building is located at 440 San Benito St. which is prominently in downtown Hollister, CA. Six months in designing and producing, this was a long awaited exhibit, and now hangs permanently in the beautifully designed lobby, with its gorgeous lighting, and elegant stairway...

Where there is a strong community, there is social connection and a sense of belonging. This fosters hope and creates opportunity, benefiting the individual and the community alike. I’ve always felt the beginning of a new day beautifully captures this ideal. As the light begins to illuminate the horizon and the day unfolds, full of new potential and endless possibilities, let yourself find inspiration…

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We are Stardust installation
We are Stardust installation

Glass discs that hang from the ceiling in an abstract configuration.

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Glass Discs, Blitzer Gallery
Glass Discs, Blitzer Gallery

Glass discs that hang from the ceiling in an abstract configuration.

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green-blue disc

Glass discs that hang from the ceiling in an abstract configuration.

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We are Stardust installation
We are Stardust installation

Glass discs that hang from the ceiling in an abstract configuration.

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"We Are Stardust "

An aptly named installation based on an exciting project designed by the UCSC Physics department, brought artists and physicists together in a collaboration. While collaborating with PhD Astrophysics  student Alex McDaniel, I discovered new ways of working with glass! I can't tell you all of my secrets, but trust me when I tell you that there is much more to come! Working within a specific space inspired me, and in fact now I look at spaces very differently! These discs are modular units, which fit together in an installation that reflects the space it's in. Enjoy. Read about the project, and the science behind it!

You Didn't Miss it!

"We are Stardust" is now an ongoing installation at Oswald Restaurant, corner of Front St. and Soquel Ave. in Downtown Santa Cruz. Open for indoor/outdoor dining Wednesday-Saturday. Check website for hours. Lights come on at dusk and off at midnight. Come down and have a delicious cocktail at dusk and see the show. Dinner is yummy too! 

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Anemone Cluster
Anemone Cluster

Made of Kilnformed glass, composed of 3 overlapping discs in three sizes, 20", 15", 14". Attaches to the wall with a simple aluminum bracket. Easy to install. Template and instructions for hanging included.

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Black and White Cluster
Black and White Cluster

Made of Kilnformed glass, composed of a 20" bowl & 14" disc. Attaches to the wall with a simple aluminum bracket. Easy to install. Template and instructions for hanging included.

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Lambda Cluster (SOLD)
Lambda Cluster (SOLD)

Made of Kilnformed glass, composed of 3 overlapping discs in three sizes. Attached to the wall with a simple aluminum bracket. SOLD

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Anemone Cluster
Anemone Cluster

Made of Kilnformed glass, composed of 3 overlapping discs in three sizes, 20", 15", 14". Attaches to the wall with a simple aluminum bracket. Easy to install. Template and instructions for hanging included.

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Disc Clusters

These lively discs and bowls hang on the wall using a very elegant bracket solution. Easy to install. These wall sculptures are designed to hang one or many in a cluster, in a variety of lengths off the wall. I offer a few different cluster designs. Mix and match. The discs come in 4 sizes. 20", 14", 12" and 8". The wall bowls come in 3 sizes, 20" 10" and 8". Color combos are endless but for now, I offer 9 color stories. 

It's Raining Cats and Dogs​

This installation sculpture, was created to be interactive with the viewer. The QR code on the piece, essentially plays sounds of a thunder storm, and the LED lights, controlled with a mini computer, is stimulated by sound, and instructs the lights to turn on and respond to the thunder in a pattern set up by program. This makes it respond to voices as well. This sound activated glass piece, was strung with many many strands of cat and dog beads, as well as clear "waterdrop" beads. The sculpture was created to remind us that while the piece is humorus, the drought we are in is serious and worth paying some attention to.  

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Mosaic Installation

Big Basin Vineyards Wine Tasting Room

525 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz, CA

These two fire-pit tables were created on-site at the tasting room. Designed to bring some ocean themes to this incredible winery which is located in the Santa Cruz mountains. I designed these wave themed tables with built in coasters made just for a wine glass! I made these from scrap glass from my fused glass projects, and had some wonderful friends who helped me cut what was needed to create them! Come down and enjoy a glass with a cozy fire.

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Sink Backsplash

Several years ago I tried my hand at making tiles for a backsplash for my studio sink. I've designed them for around a kids bathroom tub, and they have many applications. Durable and easy for tile installer to install. Please inquire to commission a tile project. 

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