COLLAGES

These works on paper are composed from collages of acetate lighting gels, deriving from my Infusion cast glass pieces. I have sketched for years with lighting gels, which are the colored plastic sheets that are used to color lights in the theatre: their transparency allows me to explore the color overlap and design that I want to pursue in my glass sculptures. But over time, my sketches have become more abstracted from the final glass object, and have become drawings that capture the movement, the reflection, the warp and weave of the various color fields in the molten glass as the glass flows, stretches, and takes form.