Artist Statement As long as I can remember, I have always loved to create. Art fills me with great joy and satisfaction. To me, art is a way to communicate the beauty I see in the world around me. I love noticing the textures in the clouds, how a mountain reflects in the water, or the colors and shapes of trees. My fused glass process is “painting” images with cut pieces of glass or ground glass, frit, powders and enamels. My goal is to encourage the viewer to participate in my artwork, by looking at each piece and being drawn into the depth of the image.