I PUT THE GLASS IN A KILN, SO I HARDLY EVER KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN I OPEN ITS DOOR
Years go by and I am still powerfully drawn to glass, a material that is as fragile as strong, lasting in time, noble and recyclable as transparent and subtle. For me it is a symbol of resilience and truth, a mix between protection and exhibition, and a great medium to express myself.
My process is mostly based on experimentation. Maybe as a biologist I was trained in research, so I like to try new techniques and aesthetic approaches. I put the glass in a furnace, so I hardly ever know what to expect when I open its door. I find this a very exciting surprise. Nature is a great source of inspiration for me and I generally work with reused glass, supporting the concept of recycling and caring for the environment.
"I love the way your sculptures evolve: first the pointed edges were eased, then slightly flattened and then came the pregnancies, full of things inside... Later they learned to write, and now, as their hair grows, they tell stories."
"Congratulations on your successful development and continued growth as a creative force in the art world. Your new marble and glass sculptures are beautifully designed and reflect the fragility, permanence and natural inherent elegance of these materials."