I make glass objects for a living, to support mine and my families earthbound life that is. There’s another thing going on here though, it’s more than one thing happening at once. We’re learning, and we are showing the work. We don’t speak of it, we feel and listen, we move with it, we use it to see and to create. It proves itself to us and the vision grows.
So it’s true that I’m a little crazy, but in a perfectly friendly, safe and non threatening way. I wake up, drink caffeine, do a little of this self-promotion/self-expression, think about how crazy life, the world, the universe, the reality is etc etc. Then, instead of curling up and quivering in a fetal position from the overwhelming nature of it all, I get to work and I use that overwhelm and anxiety etc. to take control of the glass and prove to myself that it’s all real and that when I look and listen, I can make the connections between the seemingly disparate things in a way that feels like I’m doing my part to keep it all together, actually show the work, and ideally support my family all at once.
Art is a tool that we use for a mashup of reasons. To play and learn, to watch a thing take shape, to tell stories and express ideas. There is a theme to much of my work that is seemingly ambiguous. These are attempts to express the “absolute”. They are generally unplanned works that are the result of true inspired and passionate flow. These pieces take shape almost on their own.
I make a template (the vessel) and the rest presents itself as I go. The symmetry and patterns are self-guiding. In all my hopes and dreams the effect of viewing them should be a restorative one. Like remembering something very important, but impossible to put into words…
Yeah, life is something. I heard the other day that the meaning of life is the question itself. That we’re here to ask, not to know. If you think about how important patterns and pattern recognition is to life itself, then it starts a pattern of it’s own. We make an observation of the first motion, and move with that into a new motion. We put a thought into an action, and ideas and patterns start to become things.
I’m of the mind that the great mind above, or beyond, or within all, is just filled with connections that have yet to be made, and that everything including us is a part of the process that makes them. I have repeated this idea in words so many times. It feels really good to do it in a way that is beyond the bounds of language but also quite literal?
Anyway, what you’re looking st is an elaborate and symmetrical glass Bead with a custom stand. I’d like to sell it to support life and continue forward to the next connection. I would also like for it to send these ripples of a well examined life beyond my reach and scope. Now available in the shop.
They’re symbolic ya know? But it’s kind of weird. They’re like the übermensch de-personified. Something to strive for? Tea and teapots, fueling the pursuit of truth above truth and the life within it for aeons. Cheers.
All pictured here are now available in the shop.
That’s basically how it goes, that’s how this whole thing works. Life in a frame starts small, and it goes from there. Here’s a new piece that I have up for auction in our facebook group. Auction ends 9/15/16 at 8pm pacific time. Link here to join/bid
Some nice 8-10oz drinking glasses just added to the shop. Cheers! Link here to purchase.
It’s been a crazy summer. A few too many things going on but we’re learning our limits and reigning it in hehe. Lets see what happens if I just keep a simple focus on the glass here. Cheers!