Artist: Stained Glass Poetry, LLC
|I was born on the same day exactly one hundred years after the birth of Louis Comfort Tiffany.
I still remember that summer morning in June when I was eleven years old. I was walking with my mother pulling the Red Flyer wagon on the way to the Salvation Army in Saginaw, Michigan. Ahead I saw an old rotted wood framed stained glass window leaning on top of rubbish by the side of the street. My mother and I gently lifted the window into the wagon. When we returned home, we carefully removed the rectangular and square pieces of old blue, red and amber glass.
In l977, I signed up for a stained glass class taught by Charles Hudson. A few years later, I designed and then created a lampshade for my mother using old glass from three windows in the home where I grew up with my brother and three sisters.
For over thirty years, I followed the dreams of my heart and soul creating stained glass stars, moons, suns and abstract wall and window art glass. I sold these original creations at art shows and galleries in New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, and the Virgin Islands. In l997, I created a glass Christmas ornament for the Blue Room Tree at the White House. In 2003, I was one of 175 artists invited by The American Concern for Artistry and Craftsmanship to exhibit at Lincoln Center in New York City. In addition, I exhibited in the 7th Annual Craft As Art Festival at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Long Island, New York. I specialize in creating custom stained glass designs where I blend home and commercial space with my artistry. The textured filigree that I create between the pieces of stained glass is my personal creative expression making each design an original and uniquely mine as Stained Glass Poetry art.
Under the full moon and stars shining above the Great Lakes of northern Michigan, I dedicate my stained glass creations to whisper to you: “May the choices you make each day actualize the dreams inside your heart and soul.”
|Media: Glass:Stained Glass|