I strive to create an installation of light through the elevation of leaded glass to a three-dimensional form. I have chosen to approach this goal by creating a series of art glass luminaires. I take a simple, organic approach to design consist¬ing of elemental materials: wood, glass, and metal. These elements combine to create luminaires that come alive, radiating and illuminating, a unique piece of art.
The Prana series of luminaires features a square column of mouth-blown glass with an exposed glass upper lip resting on a solid wood base. The design concept was to utilize an entire sheet of mouth-blown glass. Antique glass is made by blowing and forming molten glass into a cylinder, which is then cut on one side, heated, and folded flat. Therefore, by using an entire sheet of glass in which the glass pieces of the lamp match together, any pattern or variations in the glass will run from one piece to the next, effectively recreating the blown glass cylinder.