I use elements from nature to explore and celebrate the power of life, both its significance and in its interconnectedness. In this Ripple series, I create raindrop-shaped forms covered in hundreds of round glass pieces that reflect light in multiple directions. Glass is often associated with water because of its liquid and transparent qualities. This series represents ripple formations on the waters surface; some ripples are young, just starting to spread, while others are larger and beginning to merge with one another. When gathered in abundance, each insignificant element becomes a powerful whole. Each is handmade and each ripple is hand-applied. The slight irregularities from this handmade process emulate the organic quality of this phenomenon.

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