About the Art
“These little worlds make you stop, think, smile and celebrate the human condition. In a world where we daily crush headlong into harsh vicissitudes, how joyful it is to stop and look at ourselves in miniature proportions. We are all human after all.”
Glass Cathedrals are a series of tiny worlds in boxes.
Within the artboxes, as in life, apparent contradictions intersect – fear and bravery, insignificance and meaning, big and small. As we gaze inside, we may take a moment to pause and reconsider our usual perspectives. Perhaps we see our own humanity reflected back at us, and with it all the joys, challenges and poignancy of life.
The boxes 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 to me today! “What exists beyond the stars? Why does glitter feel more precious to me than gold? I’m scared to jump in the water so why do I jump anyway? How can I feel so important and so insignificant at the same time?”
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…
In recent years I have customized hundreds of Glass Cathedrals to capture people, events, places
and memories, and they are shown all over the world – a testament to our shared humanity.