Sunday, March 11, 2007
I'm happily locked away in my studio winding spirals for Urban Glass, Beadfiesta and my website. If this is the first time you're reading my blog - welcome! And you might be wondering, "why spirals?" I've taken this from my website:
What is the significance of the spirals?
In the drive to express ideas through my glass, I wanted to express the never-ending cycle of life. How events will happen at one time in your life and then circle back to them again. We have our own life-spirals and we travel around on them and come back to events although maybe not in exactly the same way. A spiral can bring you peace too, the assurance that everything WILL circle back around. In that sense, it serves as a rudimentary mandala for us to meditate upon.
So, I chose to make spirals in glass to express that idea - glass is a perfect medium because of it's potentially fragile quality. A glass spiral can be beautiful, colorful, reflective yet if you don't treat it with some care, it could shatter.