About Glass Cathedrals

Glass Cathedrals have been a unique platform for my flow of ideas. Some are based on thoughts I’ve been having since I was a child – thoughts that are no less mysterious and intriguing to me today. “Why is glitter more precious to me than gold? Why do I dive into the VERY COLD water when my body is yelling ‘NO!!!’? How do I savour the preciousness of life while accepting its transience?”

Many people have these moments of inspiration about what it is to be a funny little human traveling around a big planet. What to do with these thoughts? I started putting mine in boxes!

Glass Cathedrals have been shown all over the world – from Modern Art Oxford and at dozens of international art fairs, to more unconventional spots like Anthropologie (London) and the Exploratorium Museum (San Francisco). The Glass Cathedrals Cinerama collection is shown annually at the Telluride Film Festival (Colorado), and my art has been enjoyed by thousands of visitors to the Small is Beautiful touring show – the world’s biggest exhibition of miniature art launched in 2021 in Paris.

I also make art inspired by other people’s ideas of what is most precious. Over the years I have made hundreds  – in fact thousands – of Glass Cathedrals that capture people, events, places, memories, dreams – distilling moments to fit in a box. Finding inspiration in small moments is a superpower we can turn on in the blink of an eye.

I feel your work is like ripping up the bathroom floor of an old home and finding an entire
other floor that belonged to the owners from half a century ago.  It is magical and new and
familiar all at the same time
.” Rani W, Chicago

So much of my motivation and joy in creation, is to manifest something of significance to
another person. They reflect back  much that is good and important about our own world –
a powerful magic. Plus, GLITTER.