I’ve lived in Florida most of my life and I’ve always been fascinated by the sea. the way it rolls and tumbles and is always beautiful.
I have also always had a passion for glass and making art. My grandmother was an artist and I am spellbound by the creative mind. Art is like music- it moves us all differently.
I started working with glass when I got sober in 2014. I found that I had a lot of extra time on my hands and needed an expressive outlet.
My first endeavor was with shadow boxes. Made from wood and stained glass, I was able to create an ocean scene with beautifully colored glass backgrounds, but it wasn’t enough. It was only 2 dimensional and seemed very flat. I started making kaleidoscopes with free-floating stained glass and got the idea of a 3-dimensional quality and the sea prism is what has come of it.
I still make art in my spare time and do trade shows and festivals around the panhandle. I sell my prism, picture frames, shadow boxes and kaleidoscopes to support my new habit.